Boon, Joseph Zik Hong (2017) Symmetry and double reduction for exact solutions of selected nonlinear partial differential equations. PhD thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Science.

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Amongst the several analytic methods available to obtain exact solutions of nonlinear differential equations, Lie symmetry reduction and double reduction technique are proven to be most effective and have attracted researcher from different areas to utilize these methods in their research. In this research, Lie symmetry analysis and double reduction are used to find the exact solutions of nonlinear differential equations. For Lie symmetry reduction method, symmetries of differential equation will be obtained and hence invariants will be obtained, thus differential equation will be reduced and exact solutions are calculated. For the method of double reduction, we first find Lie symmetry, followed by conservation laws using ‘Multiplier’ approach. Finally, possibilities of associations between symmetry with conservation law will be used to reduce the differential equation, and thereby solve the differential equation. These methods will be used on some physically very important nonlinear differential equations; such as Kadomtsev Petviashvili equation, BoyerFinley equation, Short Pulse Equation, and Kortewegde VriesBurgers equations. Furthermore, verification of the solution obtained also will be done by function of PDETest integrated in Maple or comparison to exist literature.
Item Type:  Thesis (PhD) 

Additional Information:  Thesis (Doktor Falsafah (Matematik))  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 201; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shamsuddin Ahmad 
Subjects:  Q Science > QA Mathematics 
Divisions:  Science 
ID Code:  79334 
Deposited By:  Widya Wahid 
Deposited On:  14 Oct 2018 08:44 
Last Modified:  14 Oct 2018 08:44 
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