American Journal of Applied Sciences

Homotopy Perturbation Method and Variational Iteration Method for Solving Zakharov-Kuznetsov Equation

B. Ganjavi, H. Mohammadi, D.D. Ganji and A. Barari

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.811.817

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 7

Pages 811-817

Abstract

This article investigates a nonlinear dispersive Zakharov-Kuznetsov ZK (3, 3, 3) equation. This equation governs the behavior of weakly nonlinear ion-acoustic waves in plasma comprising cold ions and hot isothermal electrons in the presence of a uniform magnetic field. Homotopy Perturbation Method (HPM) and Variational Iteration Method (VIM) are implemented for solving the ZK equation. Homotopy results were compared with results of Adomian decomposition Method (ADM). The results reveal that the HPM and VIM are very effective, convenient and quite accurate to systems of nonlinear partial differential equations.

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© 2008 B. Ganjavi, H. Mohammadi, D.D. Ganji and A. Barari. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.