Lagerstrom, P. A. and Reinelt, D. A. (1984) Note on Logarithmic Switchback Terms in Regular and Singular Perturbation Expansions. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 44 (3). pp. 451-462. ISSN 0036-1399 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LAGsiamjam84
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The occurrence of logarithmic switchback is studied for ordinary differential equations containing a parameter k which is allowed to take any value in a continuum of real numbers and with boundary conditions imposed at x = ε and x = ∞. Classical theory tells us that if the equation has a regular singular point at the origin there is a family of solutions which varies continuously with k, and the expansion around the origin has log x terms for a discrete set of values of k. It is shown here how nonlinearity enlarges this set so that it may even be dense in some interval of the real numbers. A log x term in the expansion in x leads to expansion coefficients containing log ε (switchback) in the perturbation expansion. If for a given value of k logarithmic terms in x and ε occur they may be obtained by continuity from neighboring values of k. Switchback terms occurred conspicuously in singular-perturbation solutions of problems posed for semi-infinite domain x ≥ ε. This connection is historical rather than logical. In particular we study here switchback terms for a specific example using methods of both singular and regular perturbations.
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