Journal of Applied Mathematics

A Third-Order p-Laplacian Boundary Value Problem Solved by an SL(3,) Lie-Group Shooting Method

Chein-Shan Liu

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Abstract

The boundary layer problem for power-law fluid can be recast to a third-order p-Laplacian boundary value problem (BVP). In this paper, we transform the third-order p-Laplacian into a new system which exhibits a Lie-symmetry SL(3,). Then, the closure property of the Lie-group is used to derive a linear transformation between the boundary values at two ends of a spatial interval. Hence, we can iteratively solve the missing left boundary conditions, which are determined by matching the right boundary conditions through a finer tuning of r[0,1]. The present SL(3,) Lie-group shooting method is easily implemented and is efficient to tackle the multiple solutions of the third-order p-Laplacian. When the missing left boundary values can be determined accurately, we can apply the fourth-order Runge-Kutta (RK4) method to obtain a quite accurate numerical solution of the p-Laplacian.

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Source
J. Appl. Math., Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 497863, 13 pages.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 14 March 2014

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jam/1394807916

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1155/2013/497863

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3039723

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1266.35110

Citation

Liu, Chein-Shan. A Third-Order $p$ -Laplacian Boundary Value Problem Solved by an SL $\left(3,ℝ\right)$ Lie-Group Shooting Method. J. Appl. Math. 2013 (2013), Article ID 497863, 13 pages. doi:10.1155/2013/497863. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jam/1394807916


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