Review on Jacobi-Galerkin Spectral Method for Linear PDEs in Applied Mathematics


  • R. M. Hafez Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Education, Matrouh University, Matrouh 51744, Egypt
  • Y. H. Youssri Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613, Egypt



Galerkin method, Jacobi Polynomials, Schrödinger equation, Airy equation, wave equation, beam model


This study explores the spectral Galerkin approach to solving the space-time Schrödinger, wave, Airy, and beam equations. In order to facilitate the creation of a semi-analytical approximation solution, it uses polynomial bases that are formed from a linear combination of Jacobi polynomials (JPs) in both spatial and temporal dimensions. By using these polynomials to expand the exact solution, the paper hopes to satisfy the homogeneous starting and Dirichlet boundary requirements. Notably, the Jacobi Galerkin (JG) method exhibits exponential convergence rates if the solution is sufficiently smooth. This result emphasizes the JG approach' s potential as an effective numerical solution method, which has promise for a variety of applications in other domains where these equations occur, such as quantum mechanics, acoustics, optics, and structural mechanics.




How to Cite

Hafez RM, Youssri YH. Review on Jacobi-Galerkin Spectral Method for Linear PDEs in Applied Mathematics. Contemp. Math. [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 13 [cited 2024 Jul. 18];5(2):2051-88. Available from: