This book provides a broad overview of the latest developments in fractional calculus and fractional differential equations (FDEs) with an aim to motivate the readers to venture into these areas. It also presents original research describing the fractional operators of variable order, fractional-order delay differential equations, chaos and related phenomena in detail. Selected results on the stability of solutions of nonlinear dynamical systems of the non-commensurate fractional order have also been included. Furthermore, artificial neural network and fractional differential equations are elaborated on; and new transform methods (for example, Sumudu methods) and how they can be employed to solve fractional partial differential equations are discussed.
The book covers the latest research on a variety of topics, including: comparison of various numerical methods for solving FDEs, the Adomian decomposition method and its applications to fractional versions of the classical Poisson processes, variable-order fractional operators, fractional variational principles, fractional delay differential equations, fractional-order dynamical systems and stability analysis, inequalities and comparison theorems in FDEs, artificial neural network approximation for fractional operators, and new transform methods for solving partial FDEs. Given its scope and level of detail, the book will be an invaluable asset for researchers working in these areas.
Varsha Daftardar-Gejji is Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India. She completed her Ph.D. at Pune University, India. She has developed original methods for solving fractional differential equations that have become widely popular. Her noteworthy contributions include analysis of fractional differential equations, and developing theories of fractional-ordered dynamical systems and related phenomena such as chaos. She is the editor of the book Fractional Calculus: Theory and Applications and co-authored the book Differential Equations (Schaum's Outline Series). She has published more than 65 papers in respected international journals in areas of fractional calculus, fractional differential equations and general relativity.