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J. F. Alzaidy, "Extended Mapping Method and Its Applications to Nonlinear Evolution Equations", Journal of Applied Mathematics, vol. 2012, Article ID 597983, 14 pages, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/597983
Extended Mapping Method and Its Applications to Nonlinear Evolution Equations
Abstract
We use extended mapping method and auxiliary equation method for finding new periodic wave solutions of nonlinear evolution equations in mathematical physics, and we obtain some new periodic wave solution for the Boussinesq system and the coupled KdV equations. This method is more powerful and will be used in further works to establish more entirely new solutions for other kinds of nonlinear partial differential equations arising in mathematical physics.
1. Introduction
The effort in finding exact solutions to nonlinear equations is important for the understanding of most nonlinear physical phenomena. For instance, the nonlinear wave phenomena observed in fluid dynamics, plasma, and optical fibers are often modeled by the bellshaped solutions and the kinkshaped solutions. Many effective methods have been presented, such as inverse scattering transform method [1], Bäcklund transformation [2], Darboux transformation [3], Hirota bilinear method [4], variable separation approach [5], various tanh methods [6–9], homogeneous balance method [10], similarity reductions method [11, 12], expansion method [13], the reduction mKdV equation method [14], the trifunction method [15, 16], the projective Riccati equation method [17], the Weierstrass elliptic function method [18], the SineCosine method [19, 20], the Jacobi elliptic function expansion [21, 22], the complex hyperbolic function method [23], the truncated Painlevé expansion [24], the Fexpansion method [25], the rank analysis method [26], the ansatz method [27, 28], the expfunction expansion method [29], and the subODE method [30].
The main objective of this paper is using the extended mapping method to construct the exact solutions for nonlinear evolution equations in the mathematical physics via the Boussinesq system and the coupled KdV equations.
2. Description of the Extended Mapping Method
Suppose we have the following nonlinear PDE: where is an unknown function, is a polynomial in and its various partial derivatives in which the highest order derivatives and nonlinear terms are involved. In the following we give the main steps of a deformation method.
Step 1. The traveling wave variable where and are the wave number and the wave speed, respectively. Under the transformation (2.2), (2.1) becomes an ordinary differential equation (ODE) as
Step 2. If all the terms of (2.3) contain derivatives in , then by integrating this equation and taking the constant of integration to be zero, we obtain a simplified ODE.
Step 3. Suppose that the solution (2.3) has the following form: where , , , , and are constants to be determined later, while satisfies the nonlinear ODE: where , , and are constants.
Step 4. The positive integer “” can be determined by considering the homogeneous balance between the highest derivative term and the nonlinear terms appearing in (2.3). Therefore, we can get the value of in (2.4).
Step 5. Substituting (2.4) into (2.3) with the condition (2.5), we obtain polynomial in , . Setting each coefficient of this polynomial to be zero yields a set of algebraic equations for , , , , , , and .
Step 6. Solving the algebraic equations by use of Maple or Mathematica, we have , , , , , and expressed by , , .
Step 7. Since the general solutions of (2.5) have been well known for us (see Appendix A), then substituting the obtained coefficients and the general solution of (2.5) into (2.4), we have the travelling wave solutions of the nonlinear PDE (2.1).
3. Applications of the Method
In this section, we apply the extended mapping method to construct the exact solutions for the Boussinesq system and the coupled KdV equations, which are very important nonlinear evolution equations in mathematical physics and have been paid attention by many researchers.
Example 3.1 (the Boussinesq system). We start the Boussinesq system [32] in the following form: The traveling wave variable (2.2) permits us converting (3.1) into the following ODE: Integrating (3.2) with respect to once and taking the constant of integration to be zero, we obtain Suppose that the solutions of (3.3) and (3.4) can be expressed by where, , , , , , , , and are constants to be determined later.
Considering the homogeneous balance between the highest order derivative and the nonlinear term in (3.3), the order of and in (3.4), then we can obtain , hence the exact solutions of (3.5) can be rewritten as, where , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and are constants to be determined later. Substituting (3.6) with the condition (2.5) into (3.3) and (3.4) and collecting all terms with the same power of , . Setting each coefficients of this polynomial to be zero, we get a system of algebraic equations which can be solved by Maple or Mathematica to get the following solutions.
Case 1. Consider
Case 2. Consider
Case 3. Consider
Case 4. Consider
Note that there are other cases which are omitted here. Since the solutions obtained here are so many, we just list some of the exact solutions corresponding to Case 4 to illustrate the effectiveness of the extended mapping method.
Substituting (3.10) into (3.6) yields where
According to Appendix A, we have the following families of exact solutions.
Family 1. , then we get where
Family 2. If , , , , then we get where
Family 3. If , , , , then we get where
Family 4. If , , , , then we get where
Family 5. If , , , , then we get where
Family 6. If , , , , then we get where
Family 7. If , , , , then we get where Similarly, we can write down the other families of exact solutions of (3.1) which are omitted for convenience.
Example 3.2 (the coupled KdV equations). In this subsection, consider the coupled KdV equations [32]:
Substituting (2.2) into (3.27) yields
Integrating (3.2) with respect to once and taking the constant of integration to be zero, we obtain
Suppose that the solutions of (3.27) can be expressed by
where , , , , , , , , and are constants to be determined later.
Balancing the order of and in (3.29), the order of and in (3.30), then we can obtain , so (3.31) can be rewritten as
where , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and are constants to be determined later. Substituting (3.31) with the condition (2.5) into (3.29) and (3.30) and collecting all terms with the same power of , . Setting each coefficient of this polynomial to be zero, we get a system of algebraic equations which can be solved by Maple or Mathematica to get the following solutions.
Case 1. Consider
Case 2. Consider
Case 3. Consider
Case 4. Consider Note that there are other cases which are omitted here. Since the solutions obtained here are so many, we just list some of the exact solutions corresponding to Case 4 to illustrate the effectiveness of the extended mapping method.
Substituting (3.36) into (3.32) yields where
According to Appendix A, we have the following families of exact solutions.
Family 1. If , , , , then we get where
Family 2. If , ,, , then we get where
Family 3. If , , , , then we get where
Family 4. If ,, , , then we get where
Family 5. If , , , , then we get where
Family 6. If , , , , then we get where
Family 7. If , ,, , then we get where
4. Conclusion
The main objective of this paper is that we have found new exact solutions for the Boussinesq system and the coupled KdV equations by using the extended mapping method with the auxiliary equation method. Also, we conclude according to Appendix B that our results in terms of Jacobi elliptic functions generate into hyperbolic functions when and generate into trigonometric functions when . This method provides a powerful mathematical tool to obtain more general exact solutions of a great many nonlinear PDEs in mathematical physics.
Appendices
A. The Jacobi Elliptic Functions
The general solutions to the Jacobi elliptic equation (2.3) and its derivatives [31] are listed in Table 1, where is the modulus of the Jacobi elliptic functions and .

B. Hyperbolic Functions
The Jacobi elliptic functions , , , , , , , generate into hyperbolic functions when as in Table 2.
C. Relations between the Jacobi Elliptic Functions
See Table 3.
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