Introduction to the Fractional Calculus of Variations

The book provides a comprehensive account of a wide selection of variational problems that include a fractional operator (a derivative or an integral in some cases). Both main formulations (Riemann-Liouville and Caputo) are treated in length and for them the authors derive the corresponding Euler-Lagrange equations and the fractional version of Noether's theorem. They also provide a thorough treatment of many details and extensions. Besides, they also consider other approaches and address the Hamiltonian formulation. The book has the great advantage of presenting an in-depth panoramic view of the field.

Reviewer: 
Salvador Jiménez
Affiliation: 
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
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A book on the calculus of variations for systems with some fractional operator.

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Published: 
2012
ISBN: 
978-1-84816-966-1
Pages: 
275
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