Solution of fractional differential equations by using differential transform method. (English) Zbl 1152.34306

Summary: We implement a well known transformation technique, Differential Transform Method (DTM), to the area of fractional differential equations. Theorems that never existed before are introduced with their proofs. Also numerical examples are carried out for various types of problems, including the Bagley-Torvik, Riccati and composite fractional oscillation equations for the application of the method. The results obtained are in good agreement with the existing ones in open literature and it is shown that the technique introduced here is robust, accurate and easy to apply.


34A25 Analytical theory of ordinary differential equations: series, transformations, transforms, operational calculus, etc.
26A33 Fractional derivatives and integrals
45D05 Volterra integral equations
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