A Reduction Algorithm for Volterra Integral Equations

Keywords: integral equation; iterated integral; Volterra operator; rooted trees; reduction algorithm


An integral equation is a way to encapsulate the relationships between a function and its integrals. We develop a systematic way of describing Volterra integral equations – specifically an algorithm that reduces any separable Volterra integral equation into an equivalent one in operator-linear form, i.e., one that only contains iterated integrals. This serves to standardize the presentation of such integral equations so as to only consider those containing iterated integrals. We use the algebraic object of the integral operator, the twisted Rota-Baxter identity, and vertex-edge decorated rooted trees to construct our algorithm.

Author Biography

Richard Gustavson, Manhattan College

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

How to Cite
Gustavson, R., & Rosen, S. (2023). A Reduction Algorithm for Volterra Integral Equations. The PUMP Journal of Undergraduate Research, 6, 172-191. https://doi.org/10.46787/pump.v6i0.3631