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International Journal of Differential Equations
Volume 2013, Article ID 681575, 10 pages
Research Article

Nonlinear Extension of Multiproduct Expansion Schemes and Applications to Rigid Bodies

University of Greifswald, Institute of Physics, Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 6, 17489 Greifswald, Germany

Received 25 April 2013; Accepted 5 August 2013

Academic Editor: Sanjay Khattri

Copyright © 2013 Jürgen Geiser. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this paper we discuss time integrators for nonlinear differential equations. In recent years, splitting approaches have become an important tool for reducing the computational time needed to solve differential equations. Moreover, nonlinearity is a challenge to splitting schemes, while one has to extend the exp-functions in terms of a nonlinear Magnus expansion. Here we discuss a novel extension of the so-called multiproduct expansion methods, which is used to improve the standard Strang splitting schemes as to their nonlinearity. We present an extension of linear splitting schemes and concentrate on nonlinear systems of differential equations and generalise in this respect the recent MPE method; see (Chin and Geiser, 2011). Some first numerical examples, of rigid body problems, are given as benchmarks.