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ISRN Applied Mathematics
Volume 2011, Article ID 419678, 10 pages
Research Article

Exact Explicit Traveling Wave Solution for the Generalized (2+1)-Dimensional Boussinesq Equation

School of Mathematics and Computing Science, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guangxi, Guilin 541004, China

Received 10 March 2011; Accepted 24 April 2011

Academic Editors: A.-C. Lee and M. Qatu

Copyright © 2011 Libing Zeng 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.


The sine-cosine method and the extended tanh method are used to construct exact solitary patterns solution and compactons solutions of the generalized (2+1)-dimensional Boussinesq equation. The compactons solutions and solitary patterns solutions of the generalized (2+1)-dimensional Boussinesq equation are successfully obtained. These solutions may be important and of significance for the explanation of some practical physical problems. It is shown that the sine-cosine and the extended tanh methods provide a powerful mathematical tool for solving great many nonlinear partial differential equations in mathematical physics.