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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 253890, 14 pages
Research Article

Enhanced Multistage Differential Transform Method: Application to the Population Models

1Department of Mathematics, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702-701, Republic of Korea
2Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan Metropolitan City 689-798, Republic of Korea

Received 25 March 2012; Accepted 1 April 2012

Academic Editor: Shaher Momani

Copyright © 2012 Younghae Do and Bongsoo Jang. 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.


We present an efficient computational algorithm, namely, the enhanced multistage differential transform method (E-MsDTM) for solving prey-predator systems. Since the differential transform method (DTM) is based on the Taylor series, it is difficult to obtain accurate approximate solutions in large domain. To overcome this difficulty, the multistage differential transform method (MsDTM) has been introduced and succeeded to have reliable approximate solutions for many problems. In MsDTM, it is the key to update an initial condition in each subdomain. The standard MsDTM utilizes the approximate solution directly to assign the new initial value. Because of local convergence of the Taylor series, the error is accumulated in a large domain. In E-MsDTM, we propose the new technique to update an initial condition by using integral operator. To demonstrate efficiency of the proposed method, several numerical tests are performed and compared with ones obtained by other numerical methods such as MsDTM, multistage variational iteration method (MVIM), and fourth-order Runge-Kutta method (RK4).