In this paper, we obtain the approximate solutions for some nonlinear ordinary differential equations by using the general Jacobi matrix method. Explicit formulae which express the Jacobi expansion coefficients for the powers of derivatives and moments of any differentiable function in terms of the original expansion coefficients of the function itself are given in the matrix form. Three test problems are discussed to illustrate the efficiency of the proposed method.
- Explicit solution
- Jacobi polynomials
- Matrix form
- Nonlinear differential equations
- Spectral method