Document Type: Research Paper
School of Mathematics, Iran University of Science and Technology.
In the present work, a new stochastic algorithm is proposed to solve multiple dimensional Fredholm integral equations of the second kind. The solution of the integral equation is described by the Neumann series expansion. Each term of this expansion can be considered as an expectation which is approximated by a continuous Markov chain Monte Carlo method. An algorithm is proposed to simulate a continuous Markov chain with probability density function arisen from an importance sampling technique. Theoretical results are established in a normed space to justify the convergence of the proposed method. The method has a simple structure and it is a good candidate for parallelization because of the fact that many independent sample paths are used to estimate the solution. Numerical results are performed in order to confirm the efficiency and accuracy of the present work.