## Two Numerical Methods to Solve the Second Order Multi-pantograph Equation with Boundary Conditions

**Mahdi Ahmadinia**^{1,}, **Zeinab Safari**^{1}

^{1}Department Mathematics, University of Qom, Qom, Iran

### Abstract

In this article, we present two numerical methods to solve the second order multi-pantograph equation with boundary conditions. The multi-pantograph equation is converted to an integral equation then the integral equation is solved by two projective methods. Some properties of Chebyshev polynomials are employed to prove the convergence analysis of the two proposed methods. Finally, numerical examples also are given to illustrate the efficiency and validity of the two proposed methods.

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**Keywords:** Multi-pantograph equation, Integral equation, Chebyshev polynomials

*Applied Mathematics and Physics*, 2014 2 (4),
pp 124-127.

DOI: 10.12691/amp-2-4-1

Received April 21, 2014; Revised May 28, 2014; Accepted June 18, 2014

**Copyright**© 2013 Science and Education Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

### Cite this article:

- Ahmadinia, Mahdi, and Zeinab Safari. "Two Numerical Methods to Solve the Second Order Multi-pantograph Equation with Boundary Conditions."
*Applied Mathematics and Physics*2.4 (2014): 124-127.

- Ahmadinia, M. , & Safari, Z. (2014). Two Numerical Methods to Solve the Second Order Multi-pantograph Equation with Boundary Conditions.
*Applied Mathematics and Physics*,*2*(4), 124-127.

- Ahmadinia, Mahdi, and Zeinab Safari. "Two Numerical Methods to Solve the Second Order Multi-pantograph Equation with Boundary Conditions."
*Applied Mathematics and Physics*2, no. 4 (2014): 124-127.

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### 1. Introduction

The following second order delay differential

(1) |

is called multi-pantograph equation with anti-periodic boundary conditions when and . The first order of the multi-pantograph equation has been solved by many methods such as Bessel collection method ^{[12]} by Yüzbaşi et al. the Taylor approximation method ^{[6, 7, 8]} by Sezer et al. and θ-method ^{[4]} by Liu and Li. Saadatmandi and Dehghan applied the variational iteration method in ^{[5]} and Yu in ^{[15]} as well. Homotopy method has been employed in ^{[10]} by Yusufoğlu. Brunner at al. ^{[2]} applied discontinuous Galerkin method to solve the delay differential equations of pantograph type and explained convergence analysis of the method completely. Some other cases of the neutral delay differential equation have been studied in ^{[13, 14]} by Yüzbaşi et al. The system of multi-pantograph equation of the first order has been solved by Bessel collocation method in ^{[11]}. The present paper introduces two projective methods to solve the second order of multi-pantograph equation with anti periodic boundary conditions. We convert multi-pantograph equation (1) to an integral equation and solve it by two projective methods. The rest of the paper is arranged as fallows: Section 2 introduces preliminaries of the method and describes the method which is to convert problem (1) to an integral equation also the integral equation is solved by two projective methods. Section 3 proves the convergence analysis of the two projective methods. The last section illustrates numerical examples to confirm the theory.

### 2. Preliminaries and the Method

Multi-pantograph equation (1) with anti-periodic boundary conditions can be converted to the following integral equation, for convenience assume that and . The value is fixed throughout the paper, . Consider

(2) |

when

and

If is the solution of integral equation (2) then the following formula yields the solution of multi-pantograph equation(1).

(3) |

To obtain the solution of multi-pantograph equation (1) with anti-periodic boundary conditions, it is sufficient to solve integral equation (2) and considering (3). Therefore, we solve integral equation (2) by two projective methods and obtain the approximate solution of (1) by approximate solution (2). Integral equation (2) can be converted to the same integral equation on by changing variable, then, without loss of generality, assume that . To present the two projective methods, we have to introduce Chebyshev polynomials. Let denotes Chebyshev polynomial of degree as follows:

(4) |

Note that s are the zeros of . Let be the polynomial space of degree. Consider the two projections as follows:

when s are the zeros of introduced in (4) and is Lagrange polynomial

Conside as an approximation solution of (2) in the finite dimensional space . We will obtain the unknown coefficients , by two projective methods. Integral equation (2) yields

(5) |

Taking projection on both sides of (5) implies

(6) |

Both sides of the above equation are two polynomials of degree, this equality of polynomials yields a system of equations with unknowns then we can obtain unknowns by solving a linear system. This method is called Galerkin method. We have another linear system with unknowns if we apply the projection instead of in (6). This projective method is called collocation method. Both projective methods solve integral equation (2) approximately and the approximate solution converges to the exact solution of (2). By considering (3) and the approximate solution of (2), we will obtain the approximate solution of (1), which converges to the exact solution (1). We will prove this fact in the next section.

### 3. Convergence Analysis

This section proves that the approximate solutions of two projective methods converge to the exact solution of integral equation (2). This fact will be presented by theorem 3.1 and corollary 3.2. The approximate solution of the integral equation yields an approximate solution of multi-pantograph equation with anti-periodic boundary conditions (1) which converges to the exact solution of (1), it is the result of theorem 3.3.

**Theorem 3.1**. Assume that , is bounded operator

and assume is one to one and onto. Further assume , where is a projection and is a finite dimensional space. Then for all sufficiently large, say , the operator exists as a bounded operator. Moreover, it is uniformly bounded:

For the approximate solution and of

(7) |

and respectively, we have

**Proof****:** This theorem has been presented by Atkinson and Han ^{[1]} page 479.

**Corollary 3.2.** Assume that , and is the polynomial space of degree . If is the approximate solution of (7) and is the exact solution of (2), then converges to in the two following cases:

i)

ii)

where and introduced in the previous section.

**Proof: **Theorem 3.1 yields

it is sufficient to show that converges zero in two cases and Trefethen proved converges zero in the recent paper ^{[9]}. It is obvious that is interpolation projection at zeros of Chebyshev polynomials, then, converges to zero when the sequence is uniformly bounded (See Burden and Faires ^{[3]} page 524).

**Theorem 3.3.** Let be the solution of integral equation (2) then the function in (3) is a solution of the multi-pantograph equation with anti-periodic boundary conditions (1). Moreover, if is an approximate solution of integral equation (2) and is approximate solution (1) which is obtained by substituting in (3), then the approximate solution converges to the exact solution (1), when

**Proof.** Let be the exact solution of integral equation (2). It is clear that the defined function in (3) satisfies the multi-pantograph equation with anti-periodic boundary conditions (1). If is an approximate solution (1), which is obtained by (3) and (approximate solution (2)) then the following inequality is clear by considering (3),

where is a constant independent of . The above inequality proves that the approximate solution converges to the exact solution of the multi-pantograph equation with anti-periodic boundary conditions.

Let be the solution of the following system:

where or , then corollary 3.2. and theorem 3.3. imply thatconverges to the exact solution of multi-pantograph equation (1).

### 4. Numerical Examples

This section confirms the theory of the two proposed methods by illustrating numerical examples. The tables show the error of the methods () and CPU time. All computations of the following examples have been run by Maple 15.Software.

**Example 4.1**. Consider the following multi-pantograph equation with anti-periodic boundary conditions,

where

and

The exact solution is. Table 1 presents the error of the methods and CPU time. Figures 1. and figure 2. illustrate the error of Galerkin method and collocation method respectively.

**Figure**

**1**

**.**Ex.4.1. Galerkin method N=32

**Figure**

**2**

**.**Ex.4.1. Collocation method N=32

**Example 4.2**. Consider the following multi-pantograph equation with anti-periodic boundary conditions**, **

where

and

The exact solution of the multi-pantograph with boundary condition is Table 2 shows the error of the methods and CPU time. Figures.3 and figures.4 show the error of Galerkin method and collocation method respectively.

**Figure**

**3**

**.**Ex. 4.2. Galerkin method N=32

**Figure**

**4**

**.**Ex. 4.2. Collocation method N=32

Figure 5 and Figure 6 illustrate the error of the collocation method for Example 4.1-4.2 and .

**Figure**

**5**

**.**Ex.4.1. Collocation method N=128

**Figure**

**6**

**.**

**Ex.4.2. Collocation method N=128**

### 5. Conclusion

In this study, we convert the second order multi-pantograph equation with anti-periodic boundary conditions to an integral equation then two projective methods are proposed to solve the integral equation. Some properties of interpolation and Chebyshev polynomials prove the convergence analysis of the two proposed methods. The numerical examples show that the errors of the two methods are same approximately, but the collocation method spends CPU time less than Galerkin method.

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