Fractional Calculus: An Introduction For Physicists, 2nd Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814551082
  • ISBN-13: 9789814551083
  • DDC: 515.83
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The book presents a concise introduction to the basic methods and strategies in fractional calculus and enables the reader to catch up with the state of the art in this field as well as to participate and contribute in the development of this exciting research area.The contents are devoted to the application of fractional calculus to physical problems. The fractional concept is applied to subjects in classical mechanics, group theory, quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, hadron spectroscopy and quantum field theory and it will surprise the reader with new intriguing insights.This new, extended edition now also covers additional chapters about image processing, folded potentials in cluster physics, infrared spectroscopy and local aspects of fractional calculus. A new feature is exercises with elaborated solutions, which significantly supports a deeper understanding of general aspects of the theory. As a result, this book should also be useful as a supporting medium for teachers and courses devoted to this subject.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
List of Exercises.
1: Introduction.
2: Functions.
3: The Fractional Derivative.
4: Friction Forces.
5: Fractional Calculus.
6: The Fractional Harmonic Oscillator.
7: Wave Equations and Parity.
8: Nonlocality and Memory Effects.
9: Fractional Calculus in Multidimensional Space — 2D-Image Processing.
10: Fractional Calculus in Multidimensional Space — 3D-Folded Potentials in Cluster Physics - A Comparison of Yukawa and Coulomb Potentials with Riesz Fractional Integrals.
11: Quantum Mechanics.
12: The Fractional Schrödinger Equation with the Infinite Well Potential — Numerical Results Using the Riesz Derivative.
13: Uniqueness of a Fractional Derivative — the Riesz and Regularized Liouville Derivative as Examples.
14: Fractional Spin — A Property of Particles Described with the Fractional Schrödinger Equation.
15: Factorization.
16: Symmetries.
17: The Fractional Symmetric Rigid Rotor.
18: Q-Deformed Lie Algebras and Fractional Calculus.
19: Infrared Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules.
20: Fractional Spectroscopy of Hadrons.
21: Magic Numbers in Atomic Nuclei.
22: Magic Numbers in Metal Clusters.
23: Fractors — Fractional Tensor Calculus.
24: Fractional Fields.
25: Gauge Invariance in Fractional Field Theories.
26: On the Origin of Space.
27: Outlook.
Appendix A: Solutions to Exercises.