International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2569

Full Length Research Paper

A new method for solving a system of fifth-order obstacle boundary value problems

Muhammad A. Noor1,2*, Khalida I. Noor1, Asif Waheed1, Sanjay K. Khattri3 and Eisa A. Al-Said2
  1Department of Mathematics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Park Road, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2Department of Mathematics, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 3Department of Engineering, Stord Hangesund University College, Norway.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 March 2011
  •  Published: 04 April 2011



In this paper, we use the variation of parameters method for solving a system of fifth-order boundary value problems associated with obstacle problems. The results are compared with the exact solution over the whole domain and error estimates are calculated. An example is given to illustrate the efficiency and implementation of the variation of parameters method.


Key words: Variation of parameters method, system of fifth-order obstacle boundary value problems.