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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2013, Article ID 715756, 9 pages
Research Article

New Spectral Second Kind Chebyshev Wavelets Algorithm for Solving Linear and Nonlinear Second-Order Differential Equations Involving Singular and Bratu Type Equations

1Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613, Egypt

Received 27 April 2013; Accepted 31 October 2013

Academic Editor: Turgut Öziş

Copyright © 2013 W. M. Abd-Elhameed 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.


A new spectral algorithm based on shifted second kind Chebyshev wavelets operational matrices of derivatives is introduced and used for solving linear and nonlinear second-order two-point boundary value problems. The main idea for obtaining spectral numerical solutions for these equations is essentially developed by reducing the linear or nonlinear equations with their initial and/or boundary conditions to a system of linear or nonlinear algebraic equations in the unknown expansion coefficients. Convergence analysis and some efficient specific illustrative examples including singular and Bratu type equations are considered to demonstrate the validity and the applicability of the method. Numerical results obtained are compared favorably with the analytical known solutions.