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The time fractional diffusion equation is obtained from the standard diffusion equation by replacing the first-order time derivative with a fractional derivative of order β ∈ (0, 1). The fundamental solution for the Cauchy problem is interpreted as a probability density of a self-similar non-Markovian stochastic process related to a phenomenon of… (More)

The spectrum profile that emerges in molecular spectroscopy and atmospheric radiative transfer as the combined effect of Doppler and pressure broadenings is known as the Voigt profile function. Because of its convolution integral representation, the Voigt profile can be interpreted as the probability density function of the sum of two independent random… (More)

- Francesco Mainardi, Gianni Pagnini, F Mainardi, G Pagnini
- 2011

We revisit two contributions by Salvatore Pincherle (Professor of Mathematics at the University of Bologna from 1880 to 1928) published (in Italian) in 1888 and 1902 in order to point out his possible role in the development of Fractional Calculus. Fractional Calculus is that branch of mathematical analysis dealing with pseudo-differential operators… (More)

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