A Homotopy Method with Adaptive Basis Selection for Computing Multiple Solutions of Differential Equations

Wenrui Hao, Jan Hesthaven, Guang Lin, Bin Zheng

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The homotopy continuation method has been widely used to compute multiple solutions of nonlinear differential equations, but the computational cost grows exponentially based on the traditional finite difference and finite element discretizations. In this work, we presented a new method by constructing a spectral approximation space adaptively based on a greedy algorithm for nonlinear differential equations. Then multiple solutions were computed by the homotopy continuation method on this low-dimensional approximation space. Various numerical examples were given to illustrate the feasibility and the efficiency of this new approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number19
JournalJournal of Scientific Computing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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