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Solution of Nonlinear Volterra-Fredholm Integrodifferential Equations via Hybrid of Block-Pulse Functions and Lagrange Interpolating Polynomials

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An efficient hybrid method is developed to approximate the solution of the high-order nonlinear Volterra-Fredholm integro-differential equations. The properties of hybrid functions consisting of block-pulse functions and Lagrange interpolating polynomials are first presented. These properties are then used to reduce the solution of the nonlinear Volterra-Fredholm integro-differential equations to the solution of algebraic equations whose solution is much more easier than the original one. The validity and applicability of the proposed method are demonstrated through illustrative examples. The method is simple, easy to implement and yields very accurate results. 1. Introduction Integral and integrodifferential equations have many applications in various fields of science and engineering such as biological models, industrial mathematics, control theory of financial mathematics, economics, electrostatics, fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, oscillation theory, queuing theory, and so forth [1]. It is well known that it is extremely difficult to analytically solve nonlinear integrodifferential equations. Indeed, few of these equations can be solved explicitly. So it is required to devise an efficient approximation scheme for solving these equations. So far, several numerical methods are developed. The solution of the first order integrodifferential equations has been obtained by the numerical integration methods such as Euler-Chebyshev [2] and Runge-Kutta methods [3]. Moreover, a differential transform method for solving integrodifferential equations was introduced in [4]. Shidfar et al. [5] applied the homotopy analysis method for solving the nonlinear Volterra and Fredholm integrodifferential equations. As a concrete example, we can express the mathematical model of cell-to-cell spread of HIV-1 in tissue cultures considered by Mittler et al. [6]. Yalcinbas and Sezer [7] proposed an approximation scheme based on Taylor polynomials for solving the high-order linear Volterra-Fredholm integrodifferential equations of the following form: Maleknejad and Mahmoudi [8] developed a numerical method by using Taylor polynomials to solve the following type of nonlinear Volterra-Fredholm integrodifferential equations: Darania and Ivaz [9] suggested an efficient analytical and numerical procedure for solving the most general form of nonlinear Volterra-Fredholm integrodifferential equations under the mixed conditions where and are constants and . Moreover, , , , , , and , , are functions that have suitable derivatives on the interval . These kinds of equations can be


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