Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 652928, 14 pages
Research Article

Linear Multistep Methods for Impulsive Differential Equations

Department of Mathematics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China

Received 18 January 2012; Accepted 9 March 2012

Academic Editor: Leonid Shaikhet

Copyright © 2012 X. Liu et al. 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.


This paper deals with the convergence and stability of linear multistep methods for impulsive differential equations. Numerical experiments demonstrate that both the mid-point rule and two-step BDF method are of order p=0 when applied to impulsive differential equations. An improved linear multistep method is proposed. Convergence and stability conditions of the improved methods are given in the paper. Numerical experiments are given in the end to illustrate the conclusion.