recurrence formula methods

recurrence formula methods

[ri¦kər·əns ′fȯr·myə·lə ‚meth·ədz]
(mathematics)
Methods of calculating numerical solutions of differential equations in which the equation is written in the form of a recurrence relation between values of the solution function at successive points by replacing the derivatives with corresponding finite difference expressions.
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