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On the Approximate Solution of Fractional Logistic Differential Equation Using Operational Matrices of Bernstein Polynomials

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In this paper, operational matrices of Bernstein polynomials (BPs) are presented for solving the non-linear fractional Logistic differential equation (FLDE). The fractional derivative is described in the Riemann-Liouville sense. The operational matrices for the fractional integration in the Riemann-Liouville sense and the product are used to reduce FLDE to the solution of non-linear system of algebraic equations using Newton iteration method. Numerical results are introduced to satisfy the accuracy and the applicability of the proposed method.

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Al-Bar, R. (2015) On the Approximate Solution of Fractional Logistic Differential Equation Using Operational Matrices of Bernstein Polynomials. Applied Mathematics, 6, 2096-2103. doi: 10.4236/am.2015.612184.


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