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# Homotopy perturbation method with Laplace Transform (LT-HPM) for solving Lane–Emden type differential equations (LETDEs)

- Rajnee Tripathi
^{1}and - Hradyesh Kumar Mishra
^{1}Email author

**Received:**19 May 2016**Accepted:**6 October 2016**Published:**22 October 2016

## Abstract

In this communication, we describe the Homotopy Perturbation Method with Laplace Transform (LT-HPM), which is used to solve the Lane–Emden type differential equations. It’s very difficult to solve numerically the Lane–Emden types of the differential equation. Here we implemented this method for two linear homogeneous, two linear nonhomogeneous, and four nonlinear homogeneous Lane–Emden type differential equations and use their appropriate comparisons with exact solutions. In the current study, some examples are better than other existing methods with their nearer results in the form of power series. The Laplace transform used to accelerate the convergence of power series and the results are shown in the tables and graphs which have good agreement with the other existing method in the literature. The results show that LT-HPM is very effective and easy to implement.

## Keywords

- Homotopy Perturbation Method (HPM)
- Laplace Transform (LT)
- Singular Initial value problems (IVPs)
- Lane–Emden type equations

## Background

Thus, the solutions describe the gallop of pressure and density (with radius), which is known as polytropes of n.

The Lane–Emden equation has been useful to model some phenomena in astrophysics and mathematical physics such as the principle of stellar structure, the thermal nature of the spherical bunch of the gas, isothermal gas spheres (IGSs), and the principle of thermionic currents (Wazwaz 2011). According to the extensive study of many physicists, these equations have been applicable in the case of astrophysics such as kinetics of combustion and the Landau–Ginzburg major phenomenon (Dixon and Tuszynski 1990; Fermi 1927; Fowler 1930; Frank-Kamenetskii 1921). The numerical solutions of the Lane–Emden equations [LEes] are very difficult due to the expressive nature of the nonlinearities term. Therefore, much attention has been applied to the better and more powerful methods for establishing a solution, approximate or exact, analytical or numerical, to the Lane–Emden equations (LEes).

Recently many analytical techniques have been used for the solution of Lane–Emden type equation, for example, Hosseini and Abbasbandy (2015) described the hybrid Spectral Adomain Decomposition Method for solving Lane–Emden type of differential equations by combining the spectral method and Adomain Decomposition method. Since the description of this method is very long and difficult for solving these types of numerical problems. Our method is suitable and best to determine these results, Modified Laplace decomposition method for Lane–Emden type differential equations by Yin et al. (2013), A new algorithm for solving singular IVPs of Lane–Emden type differential equation by Motsa and Sibanda (2010). The author has solved the Lane–Emden type equations by Successive Linearization Method Since it is a very complicated method to get the solution of these types of problem in terms of an exact solution. Various methods for Lane–Emden equations have described by some authors in Rafiq et al. (2009), Baranwal et al. (2012), Liao (2003), Shawagfeh (1993), Wazwaz (2001), A new method for solving singular IVPs in the second order ordinary differential equations by Wazwaz (2001), Nouh (2004), Romas (2003) and other researchers have been studied several methods to attempt nonlinear problems. These methods have also been successfully applied to, analytical solution of convection–diffusion problem by combining Laplace transform method and homotopy perturbation method by Gupta et al. (2015), Mandelzweig and Quasi (2001), Singh et al. (2012), Nazari-Golshan et al. (2013), Explicit solution of Helmholtz equation and sixth-order KdV equation by Rafei and Ganji (2006), Ganji and Rajabi (2006), Jang (2016), Exact solutions of some coupled nonlinear partial differential equations(NPDE) using the homotopy perturbation method by Sweilam and Khader (2009), Homotopy perturbation method for solving viral dynamical model (VDM) by Merdan and Khaniyev (2010), nonlinear population dynamics models(NPDMs) by Chowdhury and Hashim (2007, Hashim and Chowdhury (2007), A new dispersion-relation preserving method for integrating the classical boussinesq equation by Jang (2017), The modified homotopy perturbation method (MHPM) for solving strongly nonlinear oscillators by Momani et al. (2009), Pandit (2014) and pure nonlinear differential by Cveticanin (2006), Inverse problem (IP) of diffusion equation by He’s homotopy perturbation method by Shakeri and Dehghan (2007), A Higher order Numerical Scheme for singularly perturbed Burger–Huxley equation by Jiwari and Mittal (2011).

The Laplace transform is a superb technique for solving linear and nonlinear Lane–Emden type differential equation and has enjoyed much success in the field of science and engineering. On the other hand, Laplace Transform (LT) has played an important role in mathematics (Spiegel and Teoríay 1988), not only for its theoretical interest but also because such method allows solving, in a simpler fashion, many problems in the realm of science, in comparison with other mathematical techniques. It is totally difficult to solve nonlinear equations because of the problems caused by nonlinear terms. Homotopy perturbation technique by He (1999), the homotopy perturbation method using Laplace Transform by Madani et al. (2011; Abbasbandy (2006); Gupta and Gupta 2011), a numerical solution of two-point boundary value problems using Galerkin-Finite element method by Sharma et al. (2012) have solved nonlinear problems. The Homotopy perturbation methods with Laplace transform (LT-HPM) and other methods have external significant thought in the literature. Moreover, The Homotopy Perturbation Method (HPM) by He (1999a, b, 2003) and the Variational Iteration Method (VIM) (Khuri and Sayfy 2012) are combined with the Laplace transform (LT) to develop a more effective technique for handling many nonlinear problems. A comparative study of model of matrix and finite elements methods for two-point boundary value problems is given by Sharma et al. (2012).

In the present paper, a Homotopy Perturbation Method (HPM) with Laplace Transform (LT) to solve the general type of Lane–Emden differential equations is proposed; the paper is organized as follows: The Homotopy Perturbation method is given in “Preliminaries” section. The Lane–Emden Equations (LEes) is given in “The Land–Emden equation” section. Homotopy Perturbation Method with Laplace Transform (LT-HPM) is given in “Homotopy perturbation method” section. Some examples of a different kind are given in “Results and discussion” section. Finally, the conclusion is explained in “Conclusions” section.

## Preliminaries

### Homotopy perturbation method

*p*∈ [0, 1] is an embedding parameter, while \(\varGamma_{0}\) is an initial approximation which satisfies the boundary conditions. Obviously, from above equations, we will have

*p*from 0 to 1 is even-handed that of \(v(r,p)\) from \(\varGamma_{0}\) to \(\varGamma (r)\). According to the concept of topology, this is called deformation, whereas \(K(v) - K(\varGamma_{0} )\) and \(A(v) - \zeta (r)\) are called homotopy. If we consider the embedding parameter

*p*is a minor parameter, applying the classical perturbation technique, we can assume that the solution of Eqs. (4) and (5) can be defined as a power series in

*p:*

- (1)
The second derivative of \(N(v)\) with respect to

*v*must be minor because the parameter may be comparatively large, i.e.*p*→ 1. - (2)
The norm of \(K^{ - 1} \left( {\frac{\partial N}{\partial v}} \right)\) must be lesser than one so that the series converges.

### Laplace transform method

###
**Definition**

## The Lane–Emden equation

These types of equations generally occur in the principle of stellar structure, the thermal behaviour of a spherical bunch of gas, isothermal gas spheres (IGSs) and the principle of thermionic currents (Richardson 1921; Chandrasekhar 1967; Davis 1962).

## Homotopy perturbation method with laplace transform (LT-HPM)

*L*is the operator of Laplace transform and \(L'(\varGamma ) = \frac{dL(\varGamma )}{ds}\)

## Results and discussion

In this section, we will apply the method presented in this paper to solve singular IVPs of Lane–Emden-type.

###
*Example 1*

The closed form of the series (28) is \(y = \exp (\tau^{2} )\) which gives an approximate solution of the problem.

The comparison with exact solution and ADM (Wazwaz 2001)

\(\tau\) | LT-HPM | ADM | Exact | Error (LT-HPM) | Error (ADM) |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

0.0 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 0.0 | 0.0 |

0.1 | 1.0100501670842 | 1.01005017 | 1.0100501670842 | 0.0 | 0.0 |

0.2 | 1.0408107741924 | 1.04081078 | 1.0408107741924 | 0.0 | 1E−9 |

0.3 | 1.0941742836956 | 1.09417428 | 1.0941742837052 | 9.6E−12 | 1E−9 |

0.4 | 1.1735108704484 | 1.17351087 | 1.1735108709918 | 5.434E−10 | 2.3E−8 |

0.5 | 1.2840254041884 | 1.28402542 | 1.2840254166877 | 1.24993E−8 | 3.5E−7 |

0.6 | 1.4333292517888 | 1.43332623 | 1.4333294145603 | 1.627715E−7 | 3.2E−6 |

0.7 | 1.6323147871342 | 1.63229556 | 1.6323162199554 | 1.4328212E−6 | 2.1E−5 |

0.8 | 1.8964714019044 | 1.89637596 | 1.8964808793049 | 9.99706E−4 | 1.1E−4 |

The graphical comparison of LT-HPM, exact solution and ADM solution are given as follows:

###
*Example 2*

The closed form of the series (32) is \(\varGamma (\tau ) = \frac{\sin \tau }{\tau }\) which gives an exact solution of the problem.

Comparison with exact solution

\(\tau\) | LT-HPM | Exact | Error (LT-HPM) |
---|---|---|---|

0.1 | 0.9983341665 | 0.998334166 | −5E−10 |

0.2 | 0.993346654 | 0.993346654 | −0E+0 |

0.3 | 0.9850673555 | 0.9850673555 | −0E+0 |

0.4 | 0.9735458558 | 0.9735458558 | −0E+0 |

0.5 | 0.9588510772 | 0.9588510772 | −0E+0 |

0.6 | 0.9410707891 | 0.941070789 | −1E−10 |

0.7 | 0.9203109825 | 0.9203109818 | −7E−10 |

0.8 | 0.8966951163 | 0.8966951136 | −2.7E−9 |

0.9 | 0.8703632416 | 0.8703632329 | −8.7E−9 |

1.0 | 0.8414710097 | 0.8414709848 | −2.49E−8 |

We established the graphical comparison of LT-HPM and exact solution as follows:

###
*Example 3*

The closed form of the series (36) is \(\varGamma (\tau ) = \tau^{2} + \tau^{3}\) which gives an exact solution of the problem.

The comparison with the exact solution

\(\tau\) | LT-HPM | Exact |
---|---|---|

0.0 | 0.0 | 0.0 |

0.1 | 0.011 | 0.011 |

0.2 | 0.048 | 0.048 |

0.3 | 0.117 | 0.117 |

0.4 | 0.224 | 0.224 |

0.5 | 0.375 | 0.375 |

0.6 | 0.576 | 0.576 |

0.7 | 0.833 | 0.833 |

0.8 | 1.152 | 1.152 |

0.9 | 1.539 | 1.539 |

1.0 | 2 | 2 |

The Table 3 shows the comparison of values of LT-HPM with exact in the terms of different values of \(\tau\).

###
*Example 4*

The comparison with exact solution

\(\tau\) | LT-HPM | Exact |
---|---|---|

0.0 | 0.0 | 0.0 |

0.1 | 0.1 | 0.1 |

0.2 | 0.4 | 0.4 |

0.3 | 0.9 | 0.9 |

0.4 | 0.16 | 0.16 |

0.5 | 0.25 | 0.25 |

0.6 | 0.36 | 0.36 |

0.7 | 0.49 | 0.49 |

0.8 | 0.64 | 0.64 |

0.9 | 0.81 | 0.81 |

1.0 | 1.0 | 1.0 |

The Table 4 shows the comparison of values of LT-HPM with exact in the terms of different values of \(\tau\).

###
*Example 5*

###
*Example 6*

The closed form of the series (52) is \(\varGamma (\tau ) = - 2In(1 + \tau^{2} )\) which gives an exact solution of the problem.

###
*Example 7*

The closed form of the series (57) is \(\varGamma (\tau ) = \exp (\tau^{2} )\) which gives an exact solution of the problem.

The comparison with exact solution

\(\tau\) | LT-HPM | Exact | Error |
---|---|---|---|

0.0 | 1 | 1 | 0.0 |

0.1 | 1.010050167 | 1.010050167 | 0.0 |

0.2 | 1.040810773 | 1.040810774 | 1E−9 |

0.3 | 1.094174234 | 1.094174284 | 5E–8 |

0.4 | 1.173509973 | 1.173510871 | 8.98E−7 |

0.5 | 1.284016927 | 1.284025417 | 8.49E−6 |

0.6 | 1.43327584 | 1.433329415 | 0.19904038 |

0.7 | 1.632060167 | 1.63231622 | 2.56053E−4 |

0.8 | 1.895481173 | 1.896480879 | 9.99706E−4 |

0.9 | 2.359156039 | 2.247907987 | −0.111248052 |

1.0 | 2.708333333 | 2.718281828 | 0.009948495 |

###
*Example 8*

## Conclusions

In this communication, we have successfully employed the Homotopy Perturbation Method with Laplace Transform (LT-HPM) to obtain exact solutions for singular IVPs of Lane–Emden-type equations. We also find the accuracy of this method which gives us very attractive results in the terms of power series. This method can accelerate the rapid convergence of series solution when compared with Homotopy Perturbation Method using Laplace Transform. Very recently, the LT-HPM has been extensively applicable in many fields of science and engineering to solve these types of problems because of its dependability and the attenuation in the size of computations. The graphical representation of such types of problems shows that the LT-HPM is a promising tool for singular IVP’s of Lane–Emden type, and in some cases, yields exact solutions in two iterations.

## Declarations

### Authors’ contributions

Ms. RT drafted the manuscript. Dr. HKM made some revisions of the manuscript. Both authors have read and approved the final manuscript.

### Acknowledgements

The second author acknowledges the financial support provided by the Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology (MPCST),under research Grant No. 1013/CST/R&D/Phy&EnggSc/2015; Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. The authors also extended their appreciations to anonymous reviewers for their valuable suggestions to revise this paper.

### Competing interests

The authors declare they have no competing interests.

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