What is fractional calculus used for? In other words, what is the significance of the following: $\displaystyle \frac{d^{1/2}{y}}{dx^{1/2}} $ for a function $\displaystyle y = f(x) $? Are there any applications?

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- Jul 26th 2007, 02:03 PMtukeywilliamsFractional Calculus
What is fractional calculus used for? In other words, what is the significance of the following: $\displaystyle \frac{d^{1/2}{y}}{dx^{1/2}} $ for a function $\displaystyle y = f(x) $? Are there any applications?

- Jul 26th 2007, 02:11 PMgalactus
It's a cool topic. See here:

Fractional calculus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here's an online text: Fractional Calculus - Table of Contents

Lot's of stuff out there. Search for it. - Jul 26th 2007, 02:19 PMCaptainBlack
My conclusion after a quick skim of this is no.

RonL - Jul 26th 2007, 04:15 PMtopsquark