In this paper, finite difference method (FDM) and Pade'-variational iteration method (Pade'- VIM) are successfully implemented for solving the nonlinear fractional Riccati differential equation. The fractional derivative is described in the Caputo sense. The existence and the uniqueness of the proposed problem are given. The resulting nonlinear system of algebraic equations from FDM is solved by using Newton iteration method; moreover the condition of convergence is verified. The convergence's domain of the solution is improved and enlarged by Pade'-VIM technique. The results obtained by using FDM is compared with Pade'-VIM. It should be noted that the Pade'-VIM is preferable because it always converges to the solution even for large domain.
Sweilam, N. H.; Khader, M. M.; and S. Mahdy, A. M.
Numerical Studies for Solving Fractional Riccati Differential Equation,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 7,
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/aam/vol7/iss2/8