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ISRN Mathematical Analysis
Volume 2012, Article ID 737206, 28 pages
Research Article

Comparing Numerical Methods for Solving Time-Fractional Reaction-Diffusion Equations

1Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Batman University, 72100 Batman, Turkey
2Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Yıldız Technical University, 34220 İstanbul, Turkey

Received 7 March 2012; Accepted 29 April 2012

Academic Editors: G. Schimperna and W. Shen

Copyright © 2012 Veyis Turut and Nuran Güzel. 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.


Multivariate Padé approximation (MPA) is applied to numerically approximate the solutions of time-fractional reaction-diffusion equations, and the numerical results are compared with solutions obtained by the generalized differential transform method (GDTM). The fractional derivatives are described in the Caputo sense. Two illustrative examples are given to demonstrate the effectiveness of the multivariate Padé approximation (MPA). The results reveal that the multivariate Padé approximation (MPA) is very effective and convenient for solving time-fractional reaction-diffusion equations.