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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2013, Article ID 259125, 6 pages
Research Article

Application of the Local Fractional Series Expansion Method and the Variational Iteration Method to the Helmholtz Equation Involving Local Fractional Derivative Operators

1College of Science, Hebei United University, Tangshan 063009, China
2College of Mechanical Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004, China
3School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing 400074, China
4Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3R4
5Department of Mathematics and Mechanics, China University of Mining and Technology, Jiangsu, Xuzhou 221008, China

Received 31 July 2013; Accepted 17 October 2013

Academic Editor: Bashir Ahmad

Copyright © 2013 Ai-Min Yang et al. 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 investigate solutions of the Helmholtz equation involving local fractional derivative operators. We make use of the series expansion method and the variational iteration method, which are based upon the local fractional derivative operators. The nondifferentiable solution of the problem is obtained by using these methods.