Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 560590, 8 pages
Research Article

Solutions of a Class of Sixth Order Boundary Value Problems Using the Reproducing Kernel Space

Department of Mathematics, University of the Punjab, Lahore 54590, Pakistan

Received 25 October 2012; Revised 15 January 2013; Accepted 31 January 2013

Academic Editor: Lucas Jódar

Copyright © 2013 Ghazala Akram and Hamood Ur Rehman. 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.


The approximate solution to a class of sixth order boundary value problems is obtained using the reproducing kernel space method. The numerical procedure is applied on linear and nonlinear boundary value problems. The approach provides the solution in terms of a convergent series with easily computable components. The present method is simple from the computational point of view, resulting in speed and accuracy significant improvements in scientific and engineering applications.It was observed that the errors in absolute values are better than compared (Che Hussin and Kiliçman (2011) and, Noor and Mahyud-Din (2008), Wazwaz (2001), Pandey (2012)).Furthermore, the nonlinear boundary value problem for the integrodifferential equation has been investigated arising in chemical engineering, underground water flow and population dynamics, and other fields of physics and mathematical chemistry. The performance of reproducing kernel functions is shown to be very encouraging by experimental results.