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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2013, Article ID 278097, 6 pages
Research Article

Optimal Homotopy Asymptotic Method for Solving the Linear Fredholm Integral Equations of the First Kind

School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), 11800 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia

Received 20 April 2013; Accepted 16 June 2013

Academic Editor: Santanu Saha Ray

Copyright © 2013 Mohammad Almousa and Ahmad Ismail. 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.


The aim of this study is to present the use of a semi analytical method called the optimal homotopy asymptotic method (OHAM) for solving the linear Fredholm integral equations of the first kind. Three examples are discussed to show the ability of the method to solve the linear Fredholm integral equations of the first kind. The results indicated that the method is very effective and simple.