Insight into the fractional calculus via a spreadsheet

@inproceedings{Miller2009InsightIT,
  title={Insight into the fractional calculus via a spreadsheet},
  author={David Harry Miller and Stephen Sugden},
  year={2009}
}
Many students of calculus are not aware that the calculus they have learned is a special case (integer order) of fractional calculus. Fractional calculus is the study of arbitrary order derivatives and integrals and their applications. The article begins by stating a naive question from a student in a paper by Larson (1974) and establishes, for polynomials and exponential functions, that they can be deformed into their derivative using the μ-th order fractional derivatives for 0 <μ< 1. Through… CONTINUE READING

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