An ${\cal O}(h^{8})$ optimal B-spline collocation for solving higher order boundary value problems

Document Type : Research Article


1 Department of Mathematics and statistics, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 School of Mathematics, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran, Iran


As we know the approximation solution of seventh order two points boundary value problems based on B-spline of degree eight has only ${\cal O}(h^{2})$ accuracy and this approximation is non-optimal. In this work, we obtain an optimal spline collocation method for solving the general nonlinear seventh order two points boundary value problems. The ${\cal O}(h^{8})$ convergence analysis, mainly based on the Green's function approach, has been proved. Numerical illustration demonstrate the applicability of the purposed method. Three test problems have been solved and the computed results have been compared with the results obtained by recent existing methods to verify the accurate nature of our method.