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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 105414, 6 pages
A Method for Generating Approximate Similarity Solutions of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
1Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities, EME College, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi 46000, Pakistan
2Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Qatar University, P.O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar
3School of Natural Sciences (SNS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Sector H-12, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
Received 24 April 2014; Revised 7 July 2014; Accepted 8 July 2014; Published 22 July 2014
Academic Editor: Bashir Ahmad
Copyright © 2014 Mazhar Iqbal 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.
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