University of TabrizComputational Methods for Differential Equations2345-39828320200801Solving the Fokker-Planck equation via the compact finite difference method493504991710.22034/cmde.2020.28609.1396ENBehnamSepehrianDepartment of Mathematics, Faculty of Science,
Arak University, Arak 38156-8-8349, Iran.MarziehKarimi RadpoorDepartment of Mathematics, Hamedan Branch,
Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran.Journal Article20180728In this study, we solve the Fokker-Planck equation by a compact finite difference method. By the finite difference method the computation of Fokker-Planck equation is reduced to a system of ordinary differential equations. Two different methods, boundary value method and cubic $C^1$-spline collocation method, for solving the resulting system are proposed. Both methods have fourth order accuracy in time variable. By the boundary value method some pointwise approximate solutions are only obtained. But, $C^1$-spline method gives a closed form approximation in each space step, too. Illustrative examples are included to demonstrate the validity and efficiency of the methods. A comparison is made with existing results.https://cmde.tabrizu.ac.ir/article_9917_45d1be4183ace74eb0cd5ae72befb378.pdf