This work is concerned with the numerical solution of a nonlinear weakly singular Volterra integral equation. Owing to the singular behavior of the solution near the origin, the global convergence order of product integration and collocation methods is not optimal. In order to recover the optimal orders a hybrid collocation method is used which combines a non-polynomial approximation on the first subinterval followed by piecewise polynomial collocation on a graded mesh. Some numerical examples are presented which illustrate the theoretical results and the performance of the method. A comparison is made with the standard graded collocation method.

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