We consider splitting methods for the numerical integration of separable non-autonomous differential equations. In recent years, splitting methods have been extensively used as geometric numerical integrators showing excellent performances (both qualitatively and quantitatively) when applied on many problems. They are designed for autonomous separable systems, and a substantial number of methods tailored for different structures of the equations have recently appeared. Splitting methods have also been used for separable non-autonomous problems either by solving each non-autonomous part separately or after each vector field is frozen properly. We show that both procedures correspond to introducing the time as two new coordinates. We generalize these results by considering the time as one or more further coordinates which can be integrated following either of the previous two techniques. We show that the performance as well as the order of the final method can strongly depend on the particular choice. We present a simple analysis which, in many relevant cases, allows one to choose the most appropriate split to retain the high performance the methods show on the autonomous problems. This technique is applied to different problems and its performance is illustrated for several numerical examples.

Splitting and composition methods for explicit time dependence in separable dynamical systems

RAGNI, Stefania
2010

Abstract

We consider splitting methods for the numerical integration of separable non-autonomous differential equations. In recent years, splitting methods have been extensively used as geometric numerical integrators showing excellent performances (both qualitatively and quantitatively) when applied on many problems. They are designed for autonomous separable systems, and a substantial number of methods tailored for different structures of the equations have recently appeared. Splitting methods have also been used for separable non-autonomous problems either by solving each non-autonomous part separately or after each vector field is frozen properly. We show that both procedures correspond to introducing the time as two new coordinates. We generalize these results by considering the time as one or more further coordinates which can be integrated following either of the previous two techniques. We show that the performance as well as the order of the final method can strongly depend on the particular choice. We present a simple analysis which, in many relevant cases, allows one to choose the most appropriate split to retain the high performance the methods show on the autonomous problems. This technique is applied to different problems and its performance is illustrated for several numerical examples.
2010
Blanes, S; Diele, F; Marangi, C; Ragni, Stefania
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