Journal of Mathematical Chemistry

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 992–1000 | Cite as

The homotopy analysis method applied to the Kolmogorov–Petrovskii–Piskunov (KPP) and fractional KPP equations

Original Paper


In this paper, the Homotopy analysis method (HAM) is employed to obtain the analytical/numerical solutions for linear and nonlinear Kolmogorov Petrovskii-Piskunov (KPP) and fractional KPP equations. The proposed method is a powerful and easy-to-use analytical tool for linear and nonlinear problems. This method contains the auxiliary parameter \(h\), which provides us with a simple way to adjust and control the convergence region of solution series. Some illustrative examples are presented. Moreover the use of HAM is found to be accurate, simple, convenient, flexible and computationally attractive.


KPP equation Fractional KPP equation Homotopy analysis method 



I am very grateful to the reviewers for their useful comments that led to improvement of my manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, School of Humanities and SciencesSASTRA UniversityThanjavurIndia

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