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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 543848, 10 pages
Research Article

Fractional Variational Iteration Method and Its Application to Fractional Partial Differential Equation

1Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, 71800 Nilai, Malaysia
2Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Received 13 March 2013; Accepted 5 June 2013

Academic Editor: Mufid Abudiab

Copyright © 2013 Asma Ali Elbeleze 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.


We use the fractional variational iteration method (FVIM) with modified Riemann-Liouville derivative to solve some equations in fluid mechanics and in financial models. The fractional derivatives are described in Riemann-Liouville sense. To show the efficiency of the considered method, some examples that include the fractional Klein-Gordon equation, fractional Burgers equation, and fractional Black-Scholes equation are investigated.