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Mashallah Matinfar

Mashallah Matinfar

Academic rank: Associate Professor
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Education: PhD.
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Faculty: Faculty of Mathematical Sciences
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Phone: 35302496

Research

Title
An efficient method for Cauchy problem of ill‐posed nonlinear diffusion equation
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Differential equations, Cauchy problem of nonlinear diffusion equation, New homotopy perturbation method
Year
2013
Journal International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow
DOI
Researchers Mashallah Matinfar ، Mostafa Eslami ، Mohammad Saeidy

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new homotopy perturbation method (NHPM) to solve Cauchy problem of unidimensional non-linear diffusion equation. Design/methodology/approach – In this paper a modified version of HPM, which the authors call NHPM, has been presented; this technique performs much better than the HPM. HPM and NHPM start by considering a homotopy, and the solution of the problem under study is assumed to be as the summation of a power series in p, the difference between two methods starts from the form of initial approximation of the solution. Findings – In this article, the authors have applied the NHPM for solving nonlinear Cauchy diffusion equation. In comparison with the homotopy perturbation method (HPM), in the present method, the authors achieve exact solutions while HPM does not lead to exact solutions. The authors believe that the new method is a promising technique in finding the exact solutions for a wide variety of mathematical problems. Originality/value – The basic idea described in this paper is expected to be further employed to solve other functional equations.