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Mathematics 2015, 3(1), 76-91; doi:10.3390/math3010076

Basic Results for Sequential Caputo Fractional Differential Equations

Department of Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70504, USA
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Academic Editor: Hari M. Srivastava
Received: 10 February 2015 / Accepted: 13 March 2015 / Published: 19 March 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Fractional Calculus and Its Applications)
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We have developed a representation form for the linear fractional differential equation of order q when 0 < q < 1, with variable coefficients. We have also obtained a closed form of the solution for sequential Caputo fractional differential equation of order 2q, with initial and boundary conditions, for 0 < 2q < 1. The solutions are in terms of Mittag–Leffler functions of order q only. Our results yield the known results of integer order when q = 1. We have also presented some numerical results to bring the salient features of sequential fractional differential equations. View Full-Text
Keywords: sequential Caputo fractional derivative; Mittag–Leffler function sequential Caputo fractional derivative; Mittag–Leffler function

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Sambandham, B.; Vatsala, A.S. Basic Results for Sequential Caputo Fractional Differential Equations. Mathematics 2015, 3, 76-91.

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