Regularity properties of multistage integration methods

Zdzislaw Jackiewicz, R. Vermiglio, M. Zennaro

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The numerical method for ordinary differential equations is regular if it has the same set of finite asymptotic values as the underlying differential system. This paper examines the regularity and strong regularity properties of diagonally implicit multistage integration methods (DIMSIMs) introduced recently by J.C. Butcher. A sufficient condition for regularity and strong regularity of such methods of any order is given and it is proved that this condition is also necessary for two-step two-stage DIMSIMs of order greater than or equal to two. It is also demonstrated that there exist regular schemes in the class of explicit DIMSIMs. This is in contrast to explicit Runge-Kutta methods with more than one stage, which are always irregular.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-302
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 23 1997


  • Asymptotic values
  • General linear method
  • Ordinary differential equation
  • Regularity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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