Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 741780, 7 pages
Research Article

On the Solutions and Conservation Laws of a Coupled Kadomtsev-Petviashvili Equation

Department of Mathematical Sciences, International Institute for Symmetry Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, Private Bag X 2046, Mmabatho 2735, South Africa

Received 6 October 2012; Accepted 2 December 2012

Academic Editor: Asghar Qadir

Copyright © 2013 Chaudry Masood Khalique. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A coupled Kadomtsev-Petviashvili equation, which arises in various problems in many scientific applications, is studied. Exact solutions are obtained using the simplest equation method. The solutions obtained are travelling wave solutions. In addition, we also derive the conservation laws for the coupled Kadomtsev-Petviashvili equation.