Unlike other analytic techniques, the Homotopy Analysis Method (HAM) is independent of small/large physical parameters. Besides, it provides great freedom to choose equation type and solution expression of related linear high-order approximation equations. The HAM provides a simple way to guarantee the convergence of solution series. Such uniqueness differentiates the HAM from all other analytic approximation methods. In addition, the HAM can be applied to solve some challenging problems with high nonlinearity.This book, edited by the pioneer and founder of the HAM, describes the current advances of this powerful analytic approximation method for highly nonlinear problems. Coming from different countries and fields of research, the authors of each chapter are top experts in the HAM and its applications.
A Short Review of Homotopy Analysis Method: Change and Challenge; Predictor Homotopy Analysis Method; Spectral Homotopy Analysis Method; Stability of Auxiliary Linear Operator and Convergence - Control Parameter; On the Convergence of the Homotopy Analysis Method; Homotopy Analysis Method for Some Boundary Layer Flows of Nanofluids; Homotopy Analysis Method for Fractional Swift - Hohenberg Equation; Homotopy Analysis Method-based Package NOPH for Periodic Oscillations; Homotopy Analysis Method-based Package BVPh 2.0 for Nonlinear BVPs.