Rigorous computational shadowingof orbits of ordinary differential equations

Brian A. Coomes, H\"useyin Ko\c cak, Kenneth J. Palmer

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The existence of a true orbit near a numericallycomputed approximate orbit -- shadowing -- ofautonomous system of ordinary differential equationsis investigated.A general shadowing theorem for finite time,which guarantees the existence of shadowingin ordinary differential equationsand provides error bounds for the distance betweenthe true and the approximate orbit in terms of computablequantities, is proved.The practical use and the effectiveness of this theoremis demonstrated in the numerical computationsof chaotic orbits of the Lorenz equations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-421
Number of pages21
JournalNumerische Mathematik
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 1995


  • Mathematics Subject Classification (1991): 65L05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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