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Technical Report

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Abstract: "An initial value problem with piecewise constant coefficients is considered. The accuracies for both finite difference methods and the pseudospectral method are analyzed, and a modification of the initial value problem is suggested. The modified problem is shown to have the same temporal period as the original problem does, and a second order accuracy is obtained for the pseudospectral method at integral multiples of the temporal period."