## THERMAL SCIENCE

International Scientific Journal

### A NOVEL NUMERICAL MANNER FOR NON-LINEAR COUPLED VARIABLE ORDER REACTION-DIFFUSION EQUATION

**ABSTRACT**

In this work, an efficient variable order Bernstein collocation technique, which is based on Bernstein polynomials, is applied to a non-linear coupled system of variable order reaction-diffusion equations with given initial and boundary conditions. The operational matrix of Bernstein polynomials is derived for variable order derivatives w.r.t. time and space. The Bernstein operational matrix and collocation technique are applied to the concerned non-linear physical model to achieve a system of non-linear algebraic equations, which are further solved by using Newton method. A few examples are presented to demonstrate the accuracy and stability of the scheme by comparing L2 and L∞ norm errors between the obtained numerical solutions and existing solutions. The important feature of this article is the graphical exhibitions of the effects of variable order derivatives on the solutions of the considered non-linear coupled reaction-diffusion equation for different particular cases.

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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2022-06-11

PAPER REVISED: 2022-06-24

PAPER ACCEPTED: 2022-07-04

PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2023-04-08

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