By Shijun Liao

Fixing nonlinear difficulties is inherently tricky, and the improved the nonlinearity, the extra intractable options turn into. Analytic approximations usually holiday down as nonlinearity turns into robust, or even perturbation approximations are legitimate just for issues of vulnerable nonlinearity.This ebook introduces a robust new analytic approach for nonlinear problems-homotopy analysis-that continues to be legitimate inspite of powerful nonlinearity. partly I, the writer begins with an easy instance, then provides the fundamental principles, special approaches, and the benefits (and barriers) of homotopy research. half II illustrates the applying of homotopy research to many attention-grabbing nonlinear difficulties. those diversity from uncomplicated bifurcations of a nonlinear boundary-value challenge to the Thomas-Fermi atom version, Volterra's inhabitants version, Von K?rm?n swirling viscous move, and nonlinear innovative waves in deep water.Although the homotopy research process has been tested in a couple of prestigious journals, it has but to be absolutely certain in publication shape. Written by way of a pioneer in its improvement, past Pertubation: creation to the Homotopy research technique is your first chance to discover the main points of this worthy new technique, upload it for your analytic toolbox, and maybe contribute to a few of the questions that stay open.

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13) given by the homotopy analysis method is convergent, it must be the solution of the considered nonlinear problem. 1).

This example clearly illustrates that, in the frame of the homotopy analysis method, the solution of a given nonlinear problem can be expressed by many different base functions and thus can be more efficiently approximated by a better set of base function, even if the solution is unique. Indeed, this illustrative example is very simple and the exact solution is known. However, it clearly illustrates that, by means of the homotopy analysis method, convergence region and rate of solution series can be adjusted and controlled by means of plotting the so-called -curves and then choosing in the corresponding valid regions of .

14) one after the other in order. The mth-order approximation of u(r, t) is given by m u(r, t) ≈ uk (r, t). 4). 18) respectively. 19) k=1 denote the Maclaurin series of A(q) and B(q), respectively. 18) that +∞ +∞ αk = 1, βk = 1. 20) k=1 Then, we construct the zero-order deformation equation in a more general form [1 − B(q)] {L[Φ(r, t; q) − u0 (r, t)]} = A(q) H(r, t) N [Φ(r, t; q)]. 23) k=1 where m Rm (um−1 , r, t) = k=1 © 2004 CRC Press LLC under the definition δn (r, t) = 1 ∂ n N [Φ(r, t; q)] n!

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