Communications in Numerical Analysis

Volume 2016, No. 1 (2016), Pages 1-10

Article ID cna-00235, 10 Pages

doi: 10.5899/2016/cna-00235

Research Article

Residual power series method for fractional Sharma-Tasso-Olever equation

Amit Kumar1, Sunil Kumar1 *, Mukesh Singh2

1Department of Mathematics, National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur- 831014, Jharkhand, India

2Department of Basic Science, UP Textile Technology Institute, Kanpur-208001, Uttar Pradesh, India

* Corresponding author. Email address: Tel: +91-7870102516

Received: 25 February 2015; Accepted: 17 September 2015

Copyright © 2016 Amit Kumar, Sunil Kumar and Mukesh Singh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this paper, we introduce a modified analytical approximate technique to obtain solution of time fractional Sharma-Tasso-Olever equation. First, we present an alternative framework of the Residual power series method (RPSM) which can be used simply and effectively to handle nonlinear fractional differential equations arising in several physical phenomena. This method is basically based on the generalized Taylor series formula and residual error function. A good result is found between our solution and the given solution. It is shown that the proposed method is reliable, efficient and easy to implement on all kinds of fractional nonlinear problems arising in science and technology.

Keywords: Fractional Sharma-Tasso-Olever equation; Approximate solution; Fractional power series method.


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