### Application of the Bernstein Polynomials for Solving Volterra Integral Equations with Convolution Kernels

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In this article, we consider the second-type linear Volterra integral equations whose kernels based upon the difference of the arguments. The aim is to convert the integral equation to an algebraic one. This is achieved by approximating functions appearing in the integral equation with Bernstein polynomials. Since the kernel is of convolution type, the integral is represented as a convolution product. Taylor expansion of kernel along with the properties of convolution are used to represent the integral in terms of Bernstein polynomials so that a set of algebraic equations is obtained. This set of algebraic equations is solved and approximate solution is obtained. We also provide a simple algorithm which depends both on the degree of the Bernstein polynomials and that of monomials. Illustrative examples are provided to show the validity and applicability of the method.

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