Optimal homotopy asymptotic and multistage optimal homotopy asymptotic methods for Abel Volterra integral equation of the second kind

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Guilan, P.C. 41938 Rasht, Iran

2 Department of Mathematics, Payame Noor University, P. O. Box 19395-3697, Tehran, Iran.


In this paper, optimal homotopy asymptotic method (OHAM) and multistage optimal homotopy asymptotic (MOHAM) method are applied to find an approximate solution to Abel’s integral equation, that is in fact a weakly singular Volterra integral equation. To illustrate these approaches one example is presented. The results confirm the efficiency and ability of these methods to such equations. The results will be compared with the exact solution to find out that which method of these two is more accurate.