## Picard's Method

**Picard's Method:**

**First Order Differential Equations:**

Consider the first order differential equation;

subject to y(x = x_{0}) = y_{0}. On integrating the above equation with respect to x between the limits (x_{0}, x), we get

In Picard’s method, to obtain nth successive approximation, we write above equations as

To terminate the process, we compare the values y_{n} and y_{n−1} up to desired accuracy.

**Simultaneous First Order Differential Equations:**

Consider the simultaneous first order differential equation;

Piacrd’s successive approximation for these equation is;

Using these equations, we may iterate the process up to desired accuracy of y and z.

**Second Order Differential Equations:**

Consider the second order differential equation;

By putting dy/dz = z, the above equation reduces to first order simultaneous differential equations:

Now these equation can be solved as discussed in previous section.