Integration for special third-order ordinary differential equations using improved Runge-Kutta direct method

Kasim Abbas Hussain, Fudziah Ismail, Norazak Senu, Faranak Rabiei, Rabha Ibrahim

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In this paper, we derive an explicit four stage fifth-order Improved Runge-Kutta (IRKD) method for numerical integration of special third-order ordinary differential equation. The method proposed here is two-step in nature and require less number of stages per step compared with the existing Runge-Kutta (RK) method. The stability polynomial of the IRKD method is presented. Numerical results are given to illustrate the efficiency of the proposed method compared to the RK method and direct Runge-Kutta (RKD) method for solving special third-order ordinary differential equations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-179
Number of pages8
JournalMalaysian Journal of Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • IRKD method
  • Runge-Kutta method
  • Special third-order ordinary differential equations
  • Stability Ploynomial

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