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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2012, Article ID 486458, 18 pages
Research Article

New Traveling Wave Solutions by the Extended Generalized Riccati Equation Mapping Method of the -Dimensional Evolution Equation

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

Received 19 September 2012; Accepted 14 October 2012

Academic Editor: Mohamed A. Abdou

Copyright © 2012 Hasibun Naher and Farah Aini Abdullah. 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 generalized Riccati equation mapping is extended with the basic -expansion method which is powerful and straightforward mathematical tool for solving nonlinear partial differential equations. In this paper, we construct twenty-seven traveling wave solutions for the (2+1)-dimensional modified Zakharov-Kuznetsov equation by applying this method. Further, the auxiliary equation is executed with arbitrary constant coefficients and called the generalized Riccati equation. The obtained solutions including solitons and periodic solutions are illustrated through the hyperbolic functions, the trigonometric functions, and the rational functions. In addition, it is worth declaring that one of our solutions is identical for special case with already established result which verifies our other solutions. Moreover, some of obtained solutions are depicted in the figures with the aid of Maple.