Synopses & Reviews
The first derivative of a particle coordinate means its velocity, the second means its acceleration, but what does a fractional order derivative mean? Where does it come from, how does it work, where does it lead to? The two-volume book written on high didactic level answers these questions. Fractional Derivatives for Physicists and Engineers-- The first volume contains a clear introduction into such a modern branch of analysis as the fractional calculus. The second develops a wide panorama of applications of the fractional calculus to various physical problems. This book recovers new perspectives in front of the reader dealing with turbulence and semiconductors, plasma and thermodynamics, mechanics and quantum optics, nanophysics and astrophysics.
This books offers a clear introduction to fractional calculus with the description of a wide sphere of physical applications. It enables readers to apply the new methods in their own research.
Table of Contents
Physical Basics.- Fractional Derivatives.- Fractional Equations.- Applications.- Mechanics.- Kinetics.- Electrodynamics.- Atomic Physics.- Space Physics.