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In this work a new optimized symmetric eight-step embedded predictor-corrector method (EPCM) with minimal phase-lag and algebraic order ten is presented. The method is based on the symmetric multistep method of Quinlan-Tremaine [1], with eight steps and eighth algebraic order and is constructed to solve numerically IVPs with oscillatory solutions. We compare the new method to some recently constructed optimized methods and other methods from the literature. We measure the efficiency of the methods and conclude that the new optimized method with minimal phase-lag is noticeably most efficient of all the compared methods and for all the problems solved including the two-dimensional Kepler problem and the radial Schr¨odinger equation.

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