Mittag-Leffler functions, related topics and applications. 2nd extended and updated edition. (English) Zbl 1451.33001

Springer Monographs in Mathematics. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-662-61549-2/hbk; 978-3-662-61552-2/pbk; 978-3-662-61550-8/ebook). xvi, 540 p. (2020).
Publisher’s description: The 2nd edition of this book is essentially an extended version of the 1st and provides a very sound overview of the most important special functions of Fractional Calculus. It has been updated with material from many recent papers and includes several surveys of important results known before the publication of the 1st edition, but not covered there.
As a result of researchers’ and scientists’ increasing interest in pure as well as applied mathematics in non-conventional models, particularly those using fractional calculus, Mittag-Leffler functions have caught the interest of the scientific community. Focusing on the theory of Mittag-Leffler functions, this volume offers a self-contained, comprehensive treatment, ranging from rather elementary matters to the latest research results. In addition to the theory the authors devote some sections of the work to applications, treating various situations and processes in viscoelasticity, physics, hydrodynamics, diffusion and wave phenomena, as well as stochastics. In particular, the Mittag-Leffler functions make it possible to describe phenomena in processes that progress or decay too slowly to be represented by classical functions like the exponential function and related special functions.
The book is intended for a broad audience, comprising graduate students, university instructors and scientists in the field of pure and applied mathematics, as well as researchers in applied sciences like mathematical physics, theoretical chemistry, bio-mathematics, control theory and several other related areas.
See the review of the first edition in [Zbl 1309.33001].


33-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to special functions
33E12 Mittag-Leffler functions and generalizations
33B15 Gamma, beta and polygamma functions


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