APPLICATION OF HAAR WAVELETS IN SOLVING NONLINEAR FRACTIONAL FREDHOLM INTEGRO-DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Document Type : Research Paper

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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS, SAHID BAHONAR UNIVERSITY OF KERMAN, IRAN, 76169-14111.

Abstract

A novel and e ective method based on Haar wavelets and Block Pulse Functions
(BPFs) is proposed to solve nonlinear Fredholm integro-di erential equations of fractional order.
The operational matrix of Haar wavelets via BPFs is derived and together with Haar wavelet
operational matrix of fractional integration are used to transform the mentioned equation to a
system of algebraic equations. Our new method is based on this matrix and the vector forms for
representation of Haar wavelets. In addition, an error and convergence analysis of the Haar-
approximation is discussed. Since this approach does not need any integration, all calculations
would be easily implemented, and it has several advantages in reducing the computational burden.
Some examples are included to demonstrate the validity and applicability of the technique.

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