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# Sine-cosine wavelet operational matrix of fractional order integration and its applications in solving the fractional order Riccati differential equations

*Advances in Difference Equations*
**volume 2017**, Article number: 222 (2017)

## Abstract

In this paper, the sine-cosine wavelet method is presented for solving Riccati differential equations. The sine-cosine wavelet operational matrix of fractional integration is derived and utilized to transform the equations to system of algebraic equations. Also, the error analysis of the sine-cosine wavelet bases is given. The proposed method can be used to solve not only the classical Riccati differential equations but also the fractional ones. Some examples are included to demonstrate the validity and applicability of the technique.

## Introduction

Fractional calculus is an extension of derivatives and integrals to non-integer orders and it has been widely used to model engineering and scientific problems. Many physical problems are governed by fractional differential and integral equations, and finding the solutions of these equations has been the subject of many investigators in recent years. However, it is difficult to derive the analytical solutions to most of the fractional equations. Therefore, there has been significant interest in developing numerical schemes for their solutions. Some numerical methods include the homotopy perturbation method (HPM) [1], the homotopy analysis method (HAM) [2], the variational iteration method (VIM) [3], the Adomian decomposition method (ADM) [4], and different wavelet methods, such as the Legendre wavelet [5, 6], Haar wavelet [7], Chebyshev wavelet [8–14], Bernoulli wavelet [15], and ultraspherical wavelet methods [16, 17].

The Riccati equations play a significant role in many fields of engineering and applied science such as the theory of random processes, diffusion problems, transmission-line phenomena and optimal control theory. Thus, the solving methods for the Riccati differential equations are important. There have been several methods for solving the Riccati differential equations, such as He’s variational iteration method (HVIM) [18], ADM [19], HPM [20] and piecewise VIM [21]. Moreover, Saha *et al.* [22] used the modified ADM method to solve the fractional Riccati differential equations, Odibat and Momani [23], Hosseinnia *et al.* [24] and Khan *et al.* [25] used the modified homotopy perturbation method (MHPM) to solve the fractional Riccati differential equations. Khan [26] used the Laplace-Adomian-Padé method, Abd-Elhameed *et al.* [27] used the spectral wavelets algorithms, and Mehmet *et al.* [28] applied an iterative reproducing kernel Hilbert space method to get the solutions of fractional Riccati differential equations.

In this paper, we consider the following Riccati differential equation:

with the initial conditions

where *α* is a parameter describing of the order of fractional derivative, *n* is an integer, \(u(t)\), \(v(t)\) and \(w(t)\) are given functions, and \(g_{k}\) is a constant. When *α* is a positive integer, the fractional equation becomes the classical Riccati differential equation. Our main aim is to solve the Riccati differential equations by using sine-cosine wavelet. The sine-cosine wavelet was proposed in [29] and used to solve the variational problem. Furthermore, the sine-cosine wavelet has been used to solve the integro-differential equation [30].

We notice that the sine-cosine wavelet was constructed by sine and cosine functions, and it is more suitable to solve periodic solution problem. Moreover, since the basis functions used to construct the sine-cosine wavelet are orthogonal and have compact support, it makes the more useful and simple in actual computations. Also, the numbers of mother wavelet’s components are restricted to one, so they do not lead to the growth of complexity of calculations comparing with other wavelets. It is worthy to mention here that the CAS wavelet [31] has similar properties to the sine-cosine wavelet, but they have completely different constructs and expressions. In this paper, the sine-cosine wavelet operational matrix of fractional integration is derived firstly and used to solve the Riccati differential equations, the wavelet operational matrix method is computer oriented. The efficiency and accuracy of the presented method are shown by several examples.

The rest of the paper is organized as follows. In the next section, some necessary definitions and mathematical preliminaries of the fractional calculus are introduced. In Section 3 the error analysis of the sine-cosine wavelet bases and the sine-cosine wavelet operational matrix of fractional integral are obtained. The sine-cosine wavelet method for solving (1) with initial conditions (2) is presented in Section 4. Numerical examples are presented in Section 5. A conclusion is given in Section 6.

## Preliminaries and notations

In this section, we present some definitions, notations and preliminaries of the fractional calculus theory which will be used in this paper.

The Riemann-Liouville fractional integral operator of order \(\alpha> 0\) of a function is defined as

The Riemann-Liouville fractional derivative of order \(\alpha>0\) is normally used,

where *n* is an integer.

It has the following properties:

The Caputo definition of fractal derivative operator is given by

where \(t>0\), \(n \in N\). It has the following two basic properties for \(n-1<\alpha\leq n\):

and

More details of the mathematical properties of fractional derivatives and integrals can be found in [32, 33].

## Sine-cosine wavelet and operational matrix of the fractional integration

### Wavelet and sine-cosine wavelet

Wavelets constitute a family of functions constructed from dilation and translation of a single function \(\psi(x)\) called the mother wavelet. When the dilation parameter *a* and the translation parameter *b* vary continuously we have the following family of continuous wavelets [34–37]:

If we restrict the parameters *a* and *b* to discrete values by \(a=a_{0}^{-k}\), \(b=nb_{0}a_{0}^{-k}\), \(a_{0}>1\), \(b_{0}>0\), we have the following family of discrete wavelets:

where \(\psi_{kn}\) form a wavelet basis for \(L^{2}(R)\). In particular, when \(a_{0}=2\) and \(b_{0}=1\) then \(\psi _{kn}(t)\) form an orthonormal basis.

Sine-cosine wavelets \(\psi_{n,m}(t)=\psi(k,n,m,t)\) involve four arguments, \(k=0, 1, 2,\ldots\) , \(n=0,\ldots,2^{k}-1\), the values *m* are given in equation (10) and *t* is the normalized time. They are defined on the interval \([0,1)\) as [29, 30]

where

where *L* is any positive integer. The set of sine-cosine wavelet is an orthonormal set.

### Function approximation

A function \(u(t)\) defined over \([0,1)\) may be expanded as

where

in which \((\cdot, \cdot)\) denotes the inner product in \(L^{2}[0,1]\). If the infinite series in equation (11) is truncated, then it can be written as

where *C* and \(\Psi(t)\) are \(2^{k}(2L+1)\times1\) matrices given by

and

Notation: From now on we define \(m'=2^{k}(2L+1)\).

Taking the collocation points as follows:

we define sine-cosine wavelet matrix \(\Phi_{m'\times m'}\) as

Correspondingly, we have

Because the sine-cosine wavelet matrix \(\Phi_{m'\times m'}\) is an invertible matrix, the sine-cosine wavelet coefficient vector \(C^{\mathrm{T}}\) can be gotten by

### Error analysis of the sine-cosine wavelet bases

In this section, the error analysis of the sine-cosine wavelet is derived. We can conclude that the sine-cosine wavelet expansion of a function \(u(t)\), with bounded second derivative, converges uniformly to \(u(t)\).

### Lemma 3.1

*If the sine*-*cosine wavelet expansion of a continuous function*
\(u(t)\)
*converges uniformly*, *then the sine*-*cosine wavelet expansion converges to the function*
\(u(t)\).

### Proof

Let

where \(c_{n,m}\) is shown in equation (12). Multiplying \(\psi_{p,q}(t)\), in which *p*, *q* are fixed and then integrating term-wise, justified by uniform convergence, on \([0, 1]\), we have

Thus, \(c_{n,m}=(v(t),\psi_{n,m}(t))\) for \(n \in N\), \(m \in N\). Consequently *u*, *v* have the same Fourier expansions with the sine-cosine wavelet basis and therefore \(u(t) = v(t)\). □

### Theorem 3.2

*A function*
\(u(t) \in L^{2}[0, 1]\), *with bounded second derivative*, *say*
\(|u''(t)|\leq\delta\), *can be expanded as an infinite sum of the sine*-*cosine wavelet and the series converges uniformly to*
\(u(t)\), *that is*
\(u(t)=\sum_{m=0}^{\infty}\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}c_{n,m}\psi _{n,m}(t)\). *Furthermore*, *we have*

*where*
\(M=m\textit{ or }m-L\).

### Proof

From equation (12), it follows that

Substituting \(2^{k} t - n = x\) into above equation yields

where \(F'_{m}(x)=f_{m}(x)\), so we have

where \(G''_{m}(x)=f_{m}(x)\). Thus, we have

where \(M=m\) or \(M=m-L\).

So, we obtain

Since \(n\leq2^{k}-1\), we have \(|c_{n,m}|\leq\frac{\delta}{2^{\frac {3}{2}}\pi^{2}(n+1)^{\frac{5}{2}}M^{2}}\). Hence, the series \(\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\sum_{m=0}^{\infty}c_{n,m}\) is absolutely convergent. On the other hand, we have

Using Lemma 3.1, the series converges to \(u(t)\). Moreover, we can conclude that

□

### Sine-cosine wavelet operational matrix of the fractional integration

The integration of the vector \(\Psi(t)\) defined in equation (15) can be obtained:

where *P* is the \(m'\times m'\) operational matrix for integration. The operational matrix of integration of the sine-cosine wavelet has been derived by [30].

Now, we derive the sine-cosine wavelet operational matrix of the fractional integration. If \(u(t)\) is expanded in the sine-cosine wavelet, as shown in equation (13), the Riemann-Liouville fractional integration becomes

where \(\alpha\in R\) is the order of the integration, \(\Gamma(\alpha)\) is the Gamma function and \(t^{\alpha-1}\ast\Psi(t)\) denotes the convolution product of \(t^{\alpha-1}\) and \(\Psi(t)\).

Also, we define a *m*-set of block pulse function (BPF) over the interval \([0,T)\) by

where \(i=0, 1, 2,\ldots, m-1\).

The functions \(b_{i}(t)\) are disjoint and orthogonal. That is

From the orthogonality property of BPF, it is possible to expand functions into their block pulse series, this means that the sine-cosine wavelet may be expanded into an \(m'\)-term BPF as

where

Kilicman [38] has given the block pulse operational matrix of the fractional integration \(F^{\alpha}\) as follows:

where

with \(\xi_{k}=(k+1)^{\alpha+1}-2k^{\alpha+1}+(k-1)^{\alpha+1}\).

Next, we derive the sine-cosine wavelet operational matrix of the fractional integration. Let

where the matrix \(P_{m'\times m'}^{\alpha}\) is called the sine-cosine wavelet operational matrix of the fractional integration.

Using equations (24) and (27), we have

From equations (27) and (28) we get

Then the sine-cosine wavelet operational matrix of the fractional integration \(P_{m'\times m'}^{\alpha}\) is given by

In particular, for \(k=1\), \(L=1\), \(\alpha=0.5\), the sine-cosine wavelet operational matrix of fractional order integration \(P_{m'\times m'}^{\alpha}\) is given by

## Applications of the operational matrix of fractional integration

Consider the Riccati differential equation

subject to the initial conditions

where *α* is a parameter describing of the order of fractional derivative, *n* is an integer, \(u(t)\), \(v(t)\) and \(w(t)\) are given functions, and \(g_{k}\) is constant.

The functions \(D^{\alpha}y(t)\), \(u(t)\), \(v(t)\), and \(w(t)\) may be approximated by the sine-cosine wavelet as follows:

where *U*, *V*, *W*, *Y* are given in equation (14), and \(\Psi(t)\) is given in equation (15).

Using equations (8), (27) and \(D^{\alpha}y(t)\approx Y^{\mathrm{T}}\Psi (t)\), we have

where \(A={(Y^{T}P_{{m'}\times {m'}}^{\alpha}+Y^{\mathrm{T}}_{0})}^{T}\). Substituting equations (33) and (34) into equation (31), we have

According to equation (24), we have

By equations (22) and (23), we have

Define

Thus, we have

Hence, we have

From equation (24), the nonlinear term of equation (35) can be rewritten

Using equation (37), we will have

Substituting equations (39) and (41) into equation (35), together with equation (24), we have

which is a nonlinear system of algebraic equations. By solving this system we can obtain the approximate solution of equation (31) according to equation (34).

## Numerical examples

In this section, we demonstrate the effectiveness and simplicity of the proposed method with three examples.

### Example 1

Consider the following the nonlinear fractional Riccati differential equation:

subject to the initial state \(y(0)=0\), which is studied by [23] by using the MHPM. Here we use the sine-cosine wavelet operational matrix of the fractional integration to solve it.

Figure 1 shows the numerical results for different values of \(m'\) and \(0 <\alpha\leq1\). For \(\alpha=1\), Figure 1 shows the behavior of the numerical solutions for various *k* and *L*, which are in agreement with the exact solution, \(y(t)=\frac{e^{2t}-1}{e^{2t}+1}\).

To show the efficiency of the proposed method, we use the root-mean-square error (RMSE) to reveal the accuracy of the method. RMSE is defined as

where \(y(t)\) is the exact solution and \(y_{m'}(t)\) is the approximation solution obtained by equation (34).

The errors in the case \(\alpha=1\), for different values of *k* and *L* are shown in Table 1. As one can see, approximate solutions converge to the exact solution while *k* is increased and the absolute error decreases.

We also use the sine-cosine operational matrix method for solving the equation with the solution in the interval \([0,10]\). A comparison of our result with \(m'=48\) (\(k=4\), \(L=1\)) and that obtained by the MHPM for \(a = 1\) is shown in Figure 2. Figure 3 shows a comparison between sine-cosine wavelet method and MHPM for \(\alpha=0.5, 0.75\). As Figure 2 shows, our result is in well agreement with the exact solution, while convergent regions of solution obtained by MHPM is small. From Figures 2 and 3, we can see that the sine-cosine wavelet method is accurate and is able to solve this nonlinear Riccati differential equation in a very wider region.

### Example 2

Consider the following initial value problem [39]:

with the initial condition \(y(0) = 0\).

Figure 4 shows the numerical results for different values of \(m'\) and *α*. The errors in the case \(\alpha=1\), for different values of *k* and *L* are shown in Table 1. As one can see that the conclusions are the same as for Example 1.

In Table 2, we compare the numerical solutions resulting from the application of sine-cosine wavelet method (\(k=4\), \(L=1\)), with the HPM [23] and ultraspherical wavelets collocation method (UWCM) [27]. As can be seen from Table 2, the sine-cosine wavelet method and UWCM method are superior to the HPM. The numerical results of sine-cosine method are closer to those of the UWCM. However, it must be pointed out that the sine-cosine wavelet basis functions are trigonometric function and they are more suitable for solving the numerical solution of the periodic problem.

When \(\alpha= 1\), equation (44) is a classical Riccati equation, which have been studied by using ADM, VIM, HPM, MHPM and NHPM. Figure 5 shows the exact solution and approximate solutions obtained by ADM, VIM, HPM, MPHM, NPHM and our method in the interval \([0,10]\). As Figure 5 shows, our results are in well agreement with the exact solution, convergent regions of solution obtained by ADM, VIM, HPM, MHPM and NHPM are small. This comparison indicates that the sine-cosine wavelet method is accurate and is able to solve this nonlinear Riccati differential equation in a very wider region.

### Example 3

Consider fractional Riccati equation [25, 40]

subject to the initial state \(y(0)=\frac{1}{2}\). When \(\alpha=1\) the exact solution of the above equation was found to be of the form

Figure 6 shows the behavior of the numerical solutions for various \(m'\) and *α*. The error for different values of *k* and *L*, for \(\alpha=1\), is shown in Table 1. Figure 7 shows the exact solution and approximate solutions obtained by NHPM and our method in the interval \([0,10]\).

## Conclusion

In this paper, we proposed the sine-cosine wavelet operational matrix method to solve nonlinear fractional Riccati differential equations. The sine-cosine wavelet operational matrix of fractional order integration is obtained. Compared to ADM, HPM, VIM, MHPM and NHPM, the sine-cosine wavelet method is simple and easy to implement; moreover, it enables us to approximate the solution more accurate in a bigger interval. However, we have also noticed that the sine-cosine wavelet is constructed from the trigonometric polynomials and has periodicity. It is more suitable for solving the periodic problem.

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This work was supported by the K.C. Wong Education Foundation, Hong Kong, the Natural Science Foundation of Ningbo City, China (Grant No. 2017A610143), and the Project of Education of Zhejiang Province (No. Y201533324), the Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, China (Grant No. LQ15D010002), the Natural Science Foundation of Ningbo City, China (Grant No. 2014A610068), the Science and Technology Benefit People of Ningbo City, China (Grant No. 2015C50052) and the Zhejiang Provincial Research Plan for Public Science and Technology, China (Grant No. 2014C31076).

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Wang, Y., Yin, T. & Zhu, L. Sine-cosine wavelet operational matrix of fractional order integration and its applications in solving the fractional order Riccati differential equations.
*Adv Differ Equ* **2017, **222 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13662-017-1270-7

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### Keywords

- fractional calculus
- sine-cosine wavelet
- operational matrix
- Riccati differential equations
- numerical method