Preface
This section illustrates application of the modified decomposition method (MDM for short) in some systems of nonlinear ordinary differential equations.
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Glossary
Modified Decomposition Method
A large variety of linear and nonlinear Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) subject to certain initial conditions can be solved with the aid of Modified Decomposition Method (MDM), Invented by Randolph Rach together with his colleagues. Since the MDM is a simplified version of more general Adomian Decomposition method (ADM), it is based on constructing and using Adomian polynomials. These polynomials, in turn, are evaluated through differentiation of slope function that depends on many variables. Therefore, we need to present the main formula for differentiating composition of function, known as the multivariate Faà di Bruno formula (fdB for short), discovered by the Italian priest Francesco Faà di Bruno (1825--1888). However, this formula was known more than 50 year before Faà di Bruno to the French mathematician Louis François Antoine Arbogast (1759--1803).
Before we formulate te main Faà di Bruno formula, we need to introduce some notations. Let \( \maathbb{N}_0 \) denote the set of nonnegative integers, \( {\bf \nu} = [\nu_1 , \nu_2 , \ldots , \nu_d ] \in \maathbb{N}_0^d \) and \( {\bf z} = ( z_1 , z_2 , \ldots , z_d ) \in \mathbb{R}^d . \) We define
Theorem (Multivariate Faà di Bruno Formula): Let \( f(y_1 , \ldots , y_m ), \quad g_1 \left( x_1 , \ldots , x_d \right) , \ \ldots , \ g_m \left( x_1 , \ldots , x_d \right) \) be real-valued smooth functions and
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- Zitoun, F.B., Solutions of linear and nonlinear Partial DifferentialEquations with initial conditions and multivariate Faà di Bruno formula, HAL archives-ouvertes, 2014, hal-00845788
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