A symmetric eight-step predictor-corrector method for the numerical solution of the radial Schrödinger equation and related IVPs with oscillating solutions

  • Panopoulos G
  • Anastassi Z
  • Simos T
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Abstract

In this paper we present a new optimized symmetric eight-step predictor-corrector method with phase-lag of order infinity (phase-fitted). The method is based on the symmetric multistep method of Quinlan-Tremaine, with eight steps and eighth algebraic order and is constructed to solve numerically the radial time-independent Schrödinger equation during the resonance problem with the use of the Woods-Saxon potential. It can also be used to integrate related IVPs with oscillating solutions such as orbital problems. We compare the new method to some recently constructed optimized methods from the literature. We measure the efficiency of the methods and conclude that the new method with infinite order of phase-lag is the most efficient of all the compared methods and for all the problems solved. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Initial value problems
  • Multistep
  • Orbital problems
  • Oscillating solution
  • Phase-lag
  • Predictor-corrector
  • Schrödinger equation
  • Symmetric

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