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Special Issue "Fractional Dynamics"
A special issue of Fractal and Fractional (ISSN 2504-3110).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017).
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Interests: wavelets; fractals; fractional calculus; dynamical systems; data analysis; time series analysis; image analysis; computer science; computational methods; composite materials; elasticity; nonlinear waves
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Modeling, simulation, and applications of Fractional Calculus have recently become an increasingly popular subject, with an impressive growth concerning applications. The founding and limited ideas on fractional derivatives have achieved an incredibly valuable status. The manifold applications in mathematics, physics, engineering, economics, biology, and medicine have opened new challenging fields of research. For instance, in mechanics, a suitable definition of the fractional operator has shed some light on viscoelasticity, by explaining memory effects on materials. Needless to say, these applications require the development of practical mathematical tools to obtain quantitative information from models, newly reformulated in terms of fractional differential equations. Even confining ourselves to the field of ordinary differential equations, the Bagley-Torvik model showed that fractional derivatives may actually arise naturally within certain physical models, and are not mere fancy mathematical generalizations.This Special Issue focuses on the most recent advances in fractional calculus, applied to dynamic problems, linear and nonlinear fractional ordinaries and partial differential equations, integral fractional differential equations and stochastic integral problems arising in all fields of science, engineering applications, and other applied fields.
Prof. Dr. Carlo Cattani
Prof. Dr. Renato Spigler
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Fractal and Fractional is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- mathematical physics
- fractional calculus
- fractional dynamical systems
- fractional partial differential equations