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Advanced Stiff Systems Detection

ŠÁTEK Václav, KUNOVSKÝ Jiří and KOPŘIVA Jan. Advanced Stiff Systems Detection. Acta Electrotechnica et Informatica, vol. 11, no. 4, 2012, pp. 66-71. ISSN 1335-8243.
Czech title
Perspektivní způsob detekce tuhých systémů
journal article

Stiff Systems, Numerical Solution of Differential Equations, Taylor Series Terms, Modern Taylor Series Method, TKSL


The paper deals with stiff systems of differential equations. To solve this sort of system numerically is a difficult task.
There are many (implicit) methods for solving stiff systems of ordinary differential equations (ODE's), from the most simple such as implicit Euler method to more sophisticated (implicit Runge-Kutta methods) and finally the general linear methods. The mathematical formulation of the methods often looks clear, however the implicit nature of those methods implies several implementation problems.
Usually a quite complicated auxiliary system of equations has to be solved in each step. These facts lead to immense amount of work to be done in each step of the computation. These are the reasons why one has to think twice before using the stiff solver and to decide between the stiff and non-stiff solver.
On the other hand a very interesting and promising numerical method of solving systems of ordinary differential equations based on Taylor series has appeared. The potential of the Taylor series has been exposed by many practical experiments and a way of detection and solution of large systems of ordinary differential equations has been found.

Acta Electrotechnica et Informatica, vol. 11, no. 4, ISSN 1335-8243
Acta Electrotechnica etInformatica
Košice, SK
   author = "V\'{a}clav \v{S}\'{a}tek and Ji\v{r}\'{i} Kunovsk\'{y} and Jan Kop\v{r}iva",
   title = "Advanced Stiff Systems Detection",
   pages = "66--71",
   booktitle = "Acta Electrotechnica etInformatica",
   journal = "Acta Electrotechnica et Informatica",
   volume = 11,
   number = 4,
   year = 2012,
   location = "Ko\v{s}ice, SK",
   ISSN = "1335-8243",
   language = "english",
   url = ""
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