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**Paper Count:**430

# Search results for: laplace approximation

##### 430 Laplace Decomposition Approximation Solution for a System of Multi-Pantograph Equations

**Authors:**
M. A. Koroma,
C. Zhan,
A. F. Kamara,
A. B. Sesay

**Abstract:**

In this work we adopt a combination of Laplace transform and the decomposition method to find numerical solutions of a system of multi-pantograph equations. The procedure leads to a rapid convergence of the series to the exact solution after computing a few terms. The effectiveness of the method is demonstrated in some examples by obtaining the exact solution and in others by computing the absolute error which decreases as the number of terms of the series increases.

**Keywords:**
Laplace decomposition,
pantograph equations,
exact
solution,
numerical solution,
approximate solution.

##### 429 Numerical Inverse Laplace Transform Using Chebyshev Polynomial

**Authors:**
Vinod Mishra,
Dimple Rani

**Abstract:**

In this paper, numerical approximate Laplace transform inversion algorithm based on Chebyshev polynomial of second kind is developed using odd cosine series. The technique has been tested for three different functions to work efficiently. The illustrations show that the new developed numerical inverse Laplace transform is very much close to the classical analytic inverse Laplace transform.

**Keywords:**
Chebyshev polynomial,
Numerical inverse Laplace transform,
Odd cosine series.

##### 428 Laplace Technique to Find General Solution of Differential Equations without Initial Conditions

**Authors:**
Adil Al-Rammahi

**Abstract:**

Laplace transformations have wide applications in engineering and sciences. All previous studies of modified Laplace transformations depend on differential equation with initial conditions. The purpose of our paper is to solve the linear differential equations (not initial value problem) and then find the general solution (not particular) via the Laplace transformations without needed any initial condition. The study involves both types of differential equations, ordinary and partial.

**Keywords:**
Differential Equations,
Laplace Transformations.

##### 427 Best Co-approximation and Best Simultaneous Co-approximation in Fuzzy Normed Spaces

**Authors:**
J. Kavikumar,
N. S. Manian,
M.B.K. Moorthy

**Abstract:**

The main purpose of this paper is to consider the t-best co-approximation and t-best simultaneous co-approximation in fuzzy normed spaces. We develop the theory of t-best co-approximation and t-best simultaneous co-approximation in quotient spaces. This new concept is employed us to improve various characterisations of t-co-proximinal and t-co-Chebyshev sets.

**Keywords:**
Fuzzy best co-approximation,
fuzzy quotient spaces,
proximinality,
Chebyshevity,
best simultaneous co-approximation.

##### 426 Definable Subsets in Covering Approximation Spaces

**Authors:**
Xun Ge,
Zhaowen Li

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Covering approximation space,
covering approximation operator,
definable subset,
inner definable subset,
outer definable subset.

##### 425 Numerical Solution of Volterra Integro-differential Equations of Fractional Order by Laplace Decomposition Method

**Authors:**
Changqing Yang,
Jianhua Hou

**Abstract:**

In this paper the Laplace Decomposition method is developed to solve linear and nonlinear fractional integro- differential equations of Volterra type.The fractional derivative is described in the Caputo sense.The Laplace decomposition method is found to be fast and accurate.Illustrative examples are included to demonstrate the validity and applicability of presented technique and comparasion is made with exacting results.

**Keywords:**
Integro-differential equations,
Laplace transform,
fractional derivative,
adomian polynomials,
pade appoximants.

##### 424 A Laplace Transform Dual-Reciprocity Boundary Element Method for Axisymmetric Elastodynamic Problems

**Authors:**
B. I. Yun

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Axisymmetric elasticity,
boundary element method,
dual-reciprocity method,
Laplace transform.

##### 423 Transient Currents in a Double Conductor Line above a Conducting Half-Space

**Authors:**
Valentina Koliskina,
Inta Volodko

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Transient eddy currents,
Laplace transform,
double
conductor line.

##### 422 Laplace Adomian Decomposition Method Applied to a Two-Dimensional Viscous Flow with Shrinking Sheet

**Authors:**
M. A. Koroma,
S. Widatalla,
A. F. Kamara,
C. Zhang

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Adomian polynomials,
Laplace Adomian
decomposition method,
Padé Approximant,
Shrinking sheet.

##### 421 A Modified Laplace Decomposition Algorithm Solution for Blasius’ Boundary Layer Equation of the Flat Plate in a Uniform Stream

**Authors:**
M. A. Koroma,
Z. Chuangyi,
A. F.,
Kamara,
A. M. H. Conteh

**Abstract:**

In this work, we apply the Modified Laplace decomposition algorithm in finding a numerical solution of Blasius’ boundary layer equation for the flat plate in a uniform stream. The series solution is found by first applying the Laplace transform to the differential equation and then decomposing the nonlinear term by the use of Adomian polynomials. The resulting series, which is exactly the same as that obtained by Weyl 1942a, was expressed as a rational function by the use of diagonal padé approximant.

**Keywords:**
Modified Laplace decomposition algorithm,
Boundary
layer equation,
Padé approximant,
Numerical solution.

##### 420 On an Open Problem for Definable Subsets of Covering Approximation Spaces

**Authors:**
Mei He,
Ying Ge,
Jingyu Qian

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Covering approximation space,
covering approximation operator,
definable subset,
inner definable subset,
outer definable subset.

##### 419 Comparison between Beta Wavelets Neural Networks, RBF Neural Networks and Polynomial Approximation for 1D, 2DFunctions Approximation

**Authors:**
Wajdi Bellil,
Chokri Ben Amar,
Adel M. Alimi

**Abstract:**

This paper proposes a comparison between wavelet neural networks (WNN), RBF neural network and polynomial approximation in term of 1-D and 2-D functions approximation. We present a novel wavelet neural network, based on Beta wavelets, for 1-D and 2-D functions approximation. Our purpose is to approximate an unknown function f: Rn - R from scattered samples (xi; y = f(xi)) i=1....n, where first, we have little a priori knowledge on the unknown function f: it lives in some infinite dimensional smooth function space and second the function approximation process is performed iteratively: each new measure on the function (xi; f(xi)) is used to compute a new estimate Ôêºf as an approximation of the function f. Simulation results are demonstrated to validate the generalization ability and efficiency of the proposed Beta wavelet network.

**Keywords:**
Beta wavelets networks,
RBF neural network,
training algorithms,
MSE,
1-D,
2D function approximation.

##### 418 Fast Approximate Bayesian Contextual Cold Start Learning (FAB-COST)

**Authors:**
Jack R. McKenzie,
Peter A. Appleby,
Thomas House,
Neil Walton

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Cold-start,
expectation propagation,
multi-armed
bandits,
Thompson sampling,
variational inference.

##### 417 Some Separations in Covering Approximation Spaces

**Authors:**
Xun Ge,
Jinjin Li,
Ying Ge

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Rough set,
covering approximation space,
granularitywise separation.

##### 416 Variational EM Inference Algorithm for Gaussian Process Classification Model with Multiclass and Its Application to Human Action Classification

**Authors:**
Wanhyun Cho,
Soonja Kang,
Sangkyoon Kim,
Soonyoung Park

**Abstract:**

In this paper, we propose the variational EM inference algorithm for the multi-class Gaussian process classification model that can be used in the field of human behavior recognition. This algorithm can drive simultaneously both a posterior distribution of a latent function and estimators of hyper-parameters in a Gaussian process classification model with multiclass. Our algorithm is based on the Laplace approximation (LA) technique and variational EM framework. This is performed in two steps: called expectation and maximization steps. First, in the expectation step, using the Bayesian formula and LA technique, we derive approximately the posterior distribution of the latent function indicating the possibility that each observation belongs to a certain class in the Gaussian process classification model. Second, in the maximization step, using a derived posterior distribution of latent function, we compute the maximum likelihood estimator for hyper-parameters of a covariance matrix necessary to define prior distribution for latent function. These two steps iteratively repeat until a convergence condition satisfies. Moreover, we apply the proposed algorithm with human action classification problem using a public database, namely, the KTH human action data set. Experimental results reveal that the proposed algorithm shows good performance on this data set.

**Keywords:**
Bayesian rule,
Gaussian process classification model
with multiclass,
Gaussian process prior,
human action classification,
laplace approximation,
variational EM algorithm.

##### 415 An Empirical Validation of the Linear- Hyperbolic Approximation of the I-V Characteristic of a Solar Cell Generator

**Authors:**
A. A. Penin

**Abstract:**

An empirical linearly-hyperbolic approximation of the I - V characteristic of a solar cell is presented. This approximation is based on hyperbolic dependence of a current of p-n junctions on voltage for large currents. Such empirical approximation is compared with the early proposed formal linearly-hyperbolic approximation of a solar cell. The expressions defining laws of change of parameters of formal approximation at change of a photo current of family of characteristics are received. It allows simplifying a finding of parameters of approximation on actual curves, to specify their values. Analytical calculation of load regime for linearly - hyperbolic model leads to quadratic equation. Also, this model allows to define soundly a deviation from the maximum power regime and to compare efficiency of regimes of solar cells with different parameters.

**Keywords:**
a solar cell generator,
I − V characteristic,
p − n junction,
approximation

##### 414 The Positive Solution for Singular Eigenvalue Problem of One-dimensional p-Laplace Operator

**Authors:**
Lv Yuhua

**Abstract:**

In this paper, by constructing a special cone and using fixed point theorem and fixed point index theorem of cone, we get the existence of positive solution for a class of singular eigenvalue value problems with p-Laplace operator, which improved and generalized the result of related paper.

**Keywords:**
Cone,
fixed point index,
eigenvalue problem,
p-Laplace operator,
positive solutions.

##### 413 A Non-Standard Finite Difference Scheme for the Solution of Laplace Equation with Dirichlet Boundary Conditions

**Authors:**
Khaled Moaddy

**Abstract:**

In this paper, we present a fast and accurate numerical scheme for the solution of a Laplace equation with Dirichlet boundary conditions. The non-standard finite difference scheme (NSFD) is applied to construct the numerical solutions of a Laplace equation with two different Dirichlet boundary conditions. The solutions obtained using NSFD are compared with the solutions obtained using the standard finite difference scheme (SFD). The NSFD scheme is demonstrated to be reliable and efficient.

**Keywords:**
Standard finite difference schemes,
non–standard schemes,
Laplace equation,
Dirichlet boundary conditions.

##### 412 Generalized Stokes’ Problems for an Incompressible Couple Stress Fluid

**Authors:**
M.Devakar,
T.K.V.Iyengar

**Abstract:**

In this paper, we investigate the generalized Stokes’ problems for an incompressible couple stress fluid. Analytical solution of the governing equations is obtained in Laplace transform domain for each problem. A standard numerical inversion technique is used to invert the Laplace transform of the velocity in each case. The effect of various material parameters on velocity is discussed and the results are presented through graphs. It is observed that, the results are in tune with the observation of V.K.Stokes in connection with the variation of velocity in the flow between two parallel plates when the top one is moving with constant velocity and the bottom one is at rest.

**Keywords:**
Couple stress fluid,
Generalized Stokes’ problems,
Laplace transform,
Numerical inversion

##### 411 Three-Dimensional Generalized Thermoelasticity with Variable Thermal Conductivity

**Authors:**
Hamdy M. Youssef,
Mowffaq Oreijah,
Hunaydi S. Alsharif

**Abstract:**

In this paper, a three-dimensional model of the generalized thermoelasticity with one relaxation time and variable thermal conductivity has been constructed. The resulting non-dimensional governing equations together with the Laplace and double Fourier transforms techniques have been applied to a three-dimensional half-space subjected to thermal loading with rectangular pulse and traction free in the directions of the principle co-ordinates. The inverses of double Fourier transforms, and Laplace transforms have been obtained numerically. Numerical results for the temperature increment, the invariant stress, the invariant strain, and the displacement are represented graphically. The variability of the thermal conductivity has significant effects on the thermal and the mechanical waves.

**Keywords:**
Thermoelasticity,
three-dimensional,
Laplace transforms,
Fourier transforms,
thermal conductivity.

##### 410 On Method of Fundamental Solution for Nondestructive Testing

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
ill-posed,
TSVD,
Laplace's equation,
inverse problem,
L-curve,
Generalized Cross Validation.

##### 409 Constant Factor Approximation Algorithm for p-Median Network Design Problem with Multiple Cable Types

**Authors:**
Chaghoub Soraya,
Zhang Xiaoyan

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Approximation algorithms,
buy-at-bulk,
combinatorial
optimization,
network design,
p-median.

##### 408 Laplace Transformation on Ordered Linear Space of Generalized Functions

**Authors:**
K. V. Geetha,
N. R. Mangalambal

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Laplace transformable generalized function,
positive cone,
topology of bounded convergence

##### 407 Dynamic Response of Nano Spherical Shell Subjected to Termo-Mechanical Shock Using Nonlocal Elasticity Theory

**Authors:**
J. Ranjbarn,
A. Alibeigloo

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Nano-scale spherical shell,
nonlocal elasticity
theory,
thermomechanical shock.

##### 406 Denoising and Compression in Wavelet Domainvia Projection on to Approximation Coefficients

**Authors:**
Mario Mastriani

**Abstract:**

We describe a new filtering approach in the wavelet domain for image denoising and compression, based on the projections of details subbands coefficients (resultants of the splitting procedure, typical in wavelet domain) onto the approximation subband coefficients (much less noisy). The new algorithm is called Projection Onto Approximation Coefficients (POAC). As a result of this approach, only the approximation subband coefficients and three scalars are stored and/or transmitted to the channel. Besides, with the elimination of the details subbands coefficients, we obtain a bigger compression rate. Experimental results demonstrate that our approach compares favorably to more typical methods of denoising and compression in wavelet domain.

**Keywords:**
Compression,
denoising,
projections,
wavelets.

##### 405 Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Forced Vibrations in Micro-Scale Microstretch Thermoelastic Simply Supported Beam

**Authors:**
Geeta Partap,
Nitika Chugh

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Microstretch,
deflection,
exponential load,
Laplace
transforms,
Residue theorem,
simply supported.

##### 404 Autonomous Vehicle Navigation Using Harmonic Functions via Modified Arithmetic Mean Iterative Method

**Authors:**
Azali Saudi,
Jumat Sulaiman

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Modified Arithmetic Mean method,
Harmonic
functions,
Laplace’s equation,
path planning.

##### 403 Transient Heat Transfer of a Spiral Fin

**Authors:**
Sen-Yung Lee,
Li-Kuo Chou,
Chao-Kuang Chen

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Laplace transforms/Adomian decomposed method- Padé,
transient response,
heat transfer.

##### 402 A Note on Negative Hypergeometric Distribution and Its Approximation

**Authors:**
S. B. Mansuri

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Negative hypergeometric distribution,
Poisson distribution,
Poisson approximation,
Stein-Chen identity,
w-function.

##### 401 The Symmetric Solutions for Boundary Value Problems of Second-Order Singular Differential Equation

**Authors:**
Li Xiguang

**Abstract:**

In this paper, by constructing a special operator and using fixed point index theorem of cone, we get the sufficient conditions for symmetric positive solution of a class of nonlinear singular boundary value problems with p-Laplace operator, which improved and generalized the result of related paper.

**Keywords:**
Banach space,
cone,
fixed point index,
singular differential
equation,
p-Laplace operator,
symmetric solutions.