The Analysis of Fractional Differential Equations
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The Analysis of Fractional Differential Equations : An Application-Oriented Exposition Using Differential Operators of Caputo Type

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Fractional calculus was first developed by pure mathematicians in the middle of the 19th century. Some 100 years later, engineers and physicists have found applications for these concepts in their areas. However there has traditionally been little interaction between these two communities. In particular, typical mathematical works provide extensive findings on aspects with comparatively little significance in applications, and the engineering literature often lacks mathematical detail and precision. This book bridges the gap between the two communities. It concentrates on the class of fractional derivatives most important in applications, the Caputo operators, and provides a self-contained, thorough and mathematically rigorous study of their properties and of the corresponding differential equations. The text is a useful tool for mathematicians and researchers from the applied sciences alike. It can also be used as a basis for teaching graduate courses on fractional differential equations.
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  • Paperback | 247 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 13.97mm | 830g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • 2010 ed.
  • 9 Tables, black and white; 10 Illustrations, black and white; VIII, 247 p. 10 illus.
  • 3642145736
  • 9783642145735
  • 2,952,753

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Fractional calculus was first developed by pure mathematicians in the middle of the 19th century. Some 100 years later, engineers and physicists have found applications for these concepts in their areas. However there has traditionally been little interaction between these two communities. In particular, typical mathematical works provide extensive findings on aspects with comparatively little significance in applications, and the engineering literature often lacks mathematical detail and precision. This book bridges the gap between the two communities. It concentrates on the class of fractional derivatives most important in applications, the Caputo operators, and provides a self-contained, thorough and mathematically rigorous study of their properties and of the corresponding differential equations. The text is a useful tool for mathematicians and researchers from the applied sciences alike. It can also be used as a basis for teaching graduate courses on fractional differential equations.
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Table of contents

Fundamentals of Fractional Calculus.- Riemann-Liouville Differential and Integral Operators.- Caputo's Approach.- Mittag-Leffler Functions.- Theory of Fractional Differential Equations.- Existence and Uniqueness Results for Riemann-Liouville Fractional Differential Equations.- Single-Term Caputo Fractional Differential Equations: Basic Theory and Fundamental Results.- Single-Term Caputo Fractional Differential Equations: Advanced Results for Special Cases.- Multi-Term Caputo Fractional Differential Equations.
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"This book treats a fast growing field of fractional differential equations, i.e., differential equations with derivatives of non-integer order. ... The book consists of two parts, eight chapters, an appendix, references and an index. ... The book is well written and easy to read. It could be used for, a course in the application of fractional calculus for students of applied mathematics and engineering." (Teodor M. Atanackovic, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2011 j)

"This monograph is intended for use by graduate students, mathematicians and applied scientists who have an interest in fractional differential equations. The Caputo derivative is the main focus of the book, because of its relevance to applications. ... The monograph may be regarded as a fairly self-contained reference work and a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art. It contains many results and insights brought together for the first time, including some new material that has not, to my knowledge, appeared elsewhere." (Neville Ford, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1215, 2011)
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From the reviews:

"This book treats a fast growing field of fractional differential equations, i.e., differential equations with derivatives of non-integer order. ... The book consists of two parts, eight chapters, an appendix, references and an index. ... The book is well written and easy to read. It could be used for, a course in the application of fractional calculus for students of applied mathematics and engineering." (Teodor M. Atanackovic, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2011 j)

"This monograph is intended for use by graduate students, mathematicians and applied scientists who have an interest in fractional differential equations. The Caputo derivative is the main focus of the book, because of its relevance to applications. ... The monograph may be regarded as a fairly self-contained reference work and a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art. It contains many results and insights brought together for the first time, including some new material that has not, to my knowledge, appeared elsewhere." (Neville Ford, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1215, 2011)
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