Studying a Tumor Growth Partial Differential Equation via the Black–Scholes Equation

Winter Sinkala, Tembinkosi F. Nkalashe
2020 Computation  
Two equations are considered in this paper—the Black–Scholes equation and an equation that models the spatial dynamics of a brain tumor under some treatment regime. We shall call the latter equation the tumor equation. The Black–Scholes and tumor equations are partial differential equations that arise in very different contexts. The tumor equation is used to model propagation of brain tumor, while the Black–Scholes equation arises in financial mathematics as a model for the fair price of a
more » ... air price of a European option and other related derivatives. We use Lie symmetry analysis to establish a mapping between them and hence deduce solutions of the tumor equation from solutions of the Black–Scholes equation.
doi:10.3390/computation8020057 fatcat:mm4flnkdnngi3lvxwmd6qv2mne