Beyond Adomian method: The variational iteration method for solving heat-like and wave-like equations with variable coefficients

Da Hua Shou, Ji Huan He

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Recently Adomian method was used to solve various kinds of heat-like and wave-like equations. In this Letter, an alternative approach called the variational iteration method is presented to overcome the demerit of complex calculation of Adomian polynomial. Some examples are given to show the reliability and the efficiency of the variational iteration method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2008


  • Adomian decomposition method
  • Heat-like equations
  • Variational iteration method
  • Wave-like equations

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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