In this work, we explore the application of a novel multi-domain spectral collocation method for solving general non-linear singular initial value differential equations of the Lane-Emden type. The proposed solution approach is a simple iterative approach that does not employ linearisation of the differential equations. Spectral collocation is used to discretise the iterative scheme to form matrix equations that are solved over a sequence of non-overlapping sub-intervals of the domain. Continuity conditions are used to advance the solution across the non-overlapping sub-intervals. Different Lane-Emden equations that have been reported in the literature have been used for numerical experimentation. The results indicate that the method is very effective in solving Lane-Emden type equations. Computational error analysis is presented to demonstrate the fast convergence and high accuracy of the method of solution.
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