The airfoil equation on near disjoint intervals: Approximate models and polynomial solutions
The airfoil equation is considered over two disjoint intervals. Assuming the distance between the intervals is small an approximate solution is found and relationships between this approximation and the solution of the classical airfoil equation are obtained. Numerical results show the convergence of the solution of the original problem to the approximation. Polynomial solutions for an approximate model are obtained and a spectral method for the generalized airfoil equation on near disjoint intervals is proposed.