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The theory of discrete fractional calculus: Development and application

Michael Holm, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Abstract

The author's purpose in this dissertation is to introduce, develop and apply the tools of discrete fractional calculus to the arena of fractional difference equations. To this end, we develop the Fractional Composition Rules and the Fractional Laplace Transform Method to solve a linear, fractional initial value problem in Chapters 2 and 3. We then apply fixed point strategies of Krasnosel'skii and Banach to study a nonlinear, fractional boundary value problem in Chapter 4.^

Subject Area

Mathematics|Theoretical Mathematics

Recommended Citation

Holm, Michael, "The theory of discrete fractional calculus: Development and application" (2011). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3450085.
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dissertations/AAI3450085

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