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Front. Phys., 28 February 2020 |

Generalized Mittag-Leffler Type Function: Fractional Integrations and Application to Fractional Kinetic Equations

  • Department of Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Wadi Aldawaser, Saudi Arabia

The generalized fractional integrations of the generalized Mittag-Leffler type function (GMLTF) are established in this paper. The results derived in this paper generalize many results available in the literature and are capable of generating several applications in the theory of special functions. The solutions of a generalized fractional kinetic equation using the Sumudu transform is also derived and studied as an application of the GMLTF.

1. Introduction

The Pochhammer symbol (ϖ)n is defined by (for ϖ ∈ ℂ)[see ([1], p. 2 and p. 5)]:

(ϖ)n:={1(n=0)ϖ(ϖ+1)(ϖ+n-1) (n)            =Γ(ϖ+n)Γ(ϖ) (ϖ\0-).    (1)

The familiar generalized hypergeometric function pFq is defined as follows (see [2]):

 pFq[(ϖp);(χq);x]=n=0Πj=1p(ϖj)nΠj=1q(χj)nxnn!,    (2)

where (ϖj)n and (χj)n given in (1) and χi can not be a negative integer or zero. Here p or q or both are permitted to be zero. For all finite x, the series (2) is absolutely convergent if pq and for |x| < 1 if p = q + 1. When p > q + 1, then the series diverge for x ≠ 0 and the series does not terminate.

In particular, if p = 2 and q = 1, (2) reduces to the Gaussian hypergeometric function

 2F1(ϖ1,ϖ2;ϖ3;x)=k=0(ϖ1)n(ϖ2)n(ϖ3)nxnn!.    (3)

The function rΨs(z) is the generalized Wright hypergeometric series which is given by

 rΨs(z)=rΨs[(𝔞i,ϖi)1,r(𝔟j,χj)1,s|z]=k=0i=1rΓ(𝔞i+ϖik)j=1sΓ(𝔟j+χjk)zkk!,    (4)

where 𝔞i, 𝔟j ∈ ℂ, and real ϖi, χj ∈ ℝ (i = 1, 2, …, r; j = 1, 2, …, s). The asymptotic behavior of (4) for large values of argument of z ∈ ℂ were mentioned in [3, 4] (also, see [5, 6]).

To proceed our study, we need the definitions of the Mittag-Leffler functions (MLF) denoted by Eϖ(z) (see [7]) and Eϖ, χ(x) [8], respectively:

Eϖ(x)=n=0xnΓ(ϖn+1)(x,ϖ;|x|<0,(ϖ)>0).    (5)
Eϖ,χ(x)=n=0xnΓ(ϖn+χ)(x,ϖ,χ;                  (ϖ)>0,(χ)>0).    (6)

Many more generalizations and extensions of MLF widely studied recently [9, 10]. Also, the MLF performs an important role in physics and engineering problems. The derivations of physical problems of exponential nature could be governed by the physical laws through the MLF (power-law) [1113].

Very recently, Nisar [14] defined a generalized Mittag-Leffler type function which is defined as follows

For ρ, σ, ς ∈ ℂ, ℜ(κ) > 0, δ ≠ 0, −1, −2, ⋯ , (κ)s and (ω)s denotes the Pochammer symbol.

 pEq;δρ,σ;ς(z)= pEq,δρ,σ,ς(κ1,κ2,,κp;ω1,ω2,,ωq;z)                        =s=0(κ1)s(κ2)s(κp)s(ω1)s(ω2)s(ωq)s(ς)szs(δ)sΓ(ρs+σ).    (7)

By assuming particular values for various parameters in (7), we get many of the popular functions in the literature. For example,  pEq;1ρ ,σ ; ς(z) gives the K− function [15] and  0E0;1ρ ,σ ; ς(z) turns to Eρ,σς(z) [16]. Also,  0E0;1ρ ,σ ; δ(z) reduces to Eρ,σς,δ(z) [17] and  0E0;1ρ ,σ ; 1(z) gives the Mittag-Leffler function Eρ, σ(z) [8]. Similar way,  0E0;1ρ ,1 ; 1(z) turns to the Mittag-Leffler functions Eρ(z) [7]. For more details one can be referred to Nisar [14].

2. Generalized Fractional Integration of GMLTF

Fractional calculus is one of the prominent branch of applied mathematics that deals with non-integer order derivatives and integrals (including complex orders), and their applications in almost all disciplines of science and engineering [1822]. In this line, the use of special functions in connection with fractional calculus also studied widely [2327]. For the basics of fractional calculus and its related literature, interesting readers can be referred to as Kiryakova [28], Miller and Ross [29], and Srivastava et al. [30]. In this paper, we studied the generalized fractional calculus of more generalized function given in (7). The generalized fractional integral operators (FIOs) involving the Appell functions F3 are given for ϖ, ϖ′, τ, τ′, ϵ ∈ ℂ with ℜ(ϵ) > 0 and x ∈ ℝ+as follows:

(I0+ϖ,ϖ,τ,τ,ϵf)(x)=x-ϖΓ(ϵ)0x(x-t)ϵ-1t-ϖ               F3(ϖ,ϖ,τ,τ;ϵ;1-tx,1-xt)f(t)dt    (8)


(I-ϖ,ϖ,τ,τ,ϵf)(x)=x-ϖΓ(ϵ)x(t-x)ϵ-1t-ϖ             F3(ϖ,ϖ,τ,τ;ϵ;1-tx,1-xt)f(t)dt.    (9)

The integral operators of the types (8) and (9) have been introduced by Marichev [31] and later extended and studied by Saigo and Maeda [32]. Recently, many researchers (see [3335]) have studied the image formulas for MSM FIOs involving various special functions.

The corresponding fractional differential operators (FDOs) have their respective forms:

(D0+ϖ,ϖ,τ,τ,ϵf)(x)=(ddx)[(ϵ)]+1   (I0+-ϖ,-ϖ,-τ+[(ϵ)]+1,-τ,-ϵ+[(ϵ)]+1f)(x)    (10)


(D-ϖ,ϖ,τ,τ,ϵf)(x)=(-ddx)[(ϵ)]+1   (I--ϖ,-ϖ,-τ,-τ+[(ϵ)]+1,-ϵ+[(ϵ)]+1f)(x).    (11)

Here, we recall the following results (see [32, 36]).

LEMMA 2.1. Let ϖ, ϖ′, τ, τ′, ϵ, σ ∈ ℂ be such that ℜ(ϵ) > 0 and


Then there exists the relation

(I0+ϖ,ϖ,τ,τ,ϵtσ-1)(x)=Γ(σ)Γ(σ+ϵ-ϖ-ϖ-τ)Γ(σ+τ-ϖ)Γ(σ+τ)Γ(σ+ϵ-ϖ-ϖ)Γ(σ+ϵ-ϖ-τ)xσ-ϖ-ϖ+ϵ-1.    (12)

LEMMA 2.2. Let ϖ, ϖ′, τ, τ′, ϵ, σ ∈ ℂ such that ℜ(ϵ) > 0 and



(I-ϖ,ϖ,τ,τ,ϵt-σ)(x)=Γ(-τ+σ)Γ(ϖ+ϖ-ϵ+σ)Γ(ϖ+τ-ϵ+σ)Γ(σ)Γ(ϖ-τ+σ)Γ(ϖ+ϖ +τ -ϵ+σ)x-ϖ-ϖ+ϵ-σ,    (13)

The main aim of this paper is to apply the generalized operators of fractional calculus for the GMLTF in order to get certain new image formulas.

2.1. Sumudu Transform

The Sumudu transform is widely used to solve various type of problems in science and engineering and it is introduced by Watugala (see [37, 38]). The details of Sumudu transforms, properties, and its applications the interesting readers can be refer to Asiru [39], Belgacem et al. [40], and Bulut et al. [41].

The Sumudu transform over the set functions

A={f(t)|M,τ1,τ2>0,|f(t)|<Me|t|/τj,if t(-1)j×[0,)},

is defined by

G(u)=S[f(t);u]=0f(ut)e-tdt,u(-τ1,τ2).    (14)

The main aim of this study is to establish the generalized fractional calculus operators and the generalized FKEs involving GMLTF.

Theorem 2.1. Let η, η′, χ, χ′, ϵ, τ, ϖ, λ, γ ∈ ℂ, ℜ(κ) > 0, δ ≠ 0, −1, −2, ⋯ , such that ℜ(τ) > max{0, ℜ(η + η′ − χ − ϵ), ℜ(η′ − χ′)}. Then

(I0+η,η,χ,χ,ϵtτ-1  pEq;δϖ,λ;γ(t))(x)=Γ(δ)j=1qΓ(ωj)Γ(γ)i=1pΓ(κi)xτ-η-η+ϵ-1×p+5Ψq+5[(κi,1)1,p,(γ,1),(τ,1),(τ+ϵ-η-η-χ,1),(τ+χ-η,1),(1,1)(ωj,1)1,q,(δ,1),(γ,ϖ),(τ+χ,1),(τ+ϵ-η-η,1),(τ+ϵ-η-χ,1) |x].

Proof. Applying the definition (7) on the left hand side (l.h.s) of Theorem 2.1,

1=(I0+η,η,χ,χ,ϵtτ-1  pEq;δϖ,λ;γ(t))(x)=(I0+η,η,χ,χ,ϵtτ-1r=0(κ1)r(κ2)r(κp)r(ω1)r(ω2)r,(ωq)r(γ)rtr(δ)rΓ(ϖr+λ))(x)

Changing the order of integration and summation gives


Applying Lemma 2.1, we get


Using Γ(x + κ) = (x)kΓ(x), we have

1=xτ-η-η+ϵ-1Γ(δ)j=1qΓ(ωj)Γ(γ)i=1pΓ(κi)r=0i=1pΓ(κi+r)j=1qΓ(ωj+r)     ×xrΓ(γ+r)Γ(τ+r)Γ(τ+r+ϵ-η-η-χ)Γ(τ+r+χ-η)Γ(1+r)Γ(1+r)Γ(δ+r)Γ(ϖr+λ)Γ(τ+χ+r)Γ(τ+ϵ+r-η-η)Γ(τ+ϵ+r-η-χ)

In view of (4), we reached the required result.

Theorem 2.2. Let η, η′, χ, χ′, ϵ, τ, ϖ, λ, γ ∈ ℂ, ℜ(κ) > 0, δ ≠ 0, − 1, −2, ⋯ , such that ℜ(τ) > max{ℜ(χ), ℜ(−η − η′ + ϵ), ℜ(−η − χ′ + ϵ)}. Then

(I-η,η,χ,χ,ϵt-τ  pEq;δϖ,λ;γ(1t))(x)=Γ(δ)j=1qΓ(ωj)Γ(γ)i=1pΓ(κi)x-η-η+ϵ-τ×p+5Ψq+5[(κi,1)1,p,(γ,1),(-χ+τ,1),(η+η-ϵ+τ,1),(η+χ-ϵ+τ,1),(1,1)(ωj,1)1,q,(δ,1),(λ,ϖ),(τ,1),(η-χ+τ,1),(η+η+χ-ϵ+τ,1) |x].

Proof. Applying the definition (7) on the left hand side (l.h.s) of Theorem 2.2,

2=(I-η,η,χ,χ,ϵt-τ  pEq;δϖ,λ;γ(1t))(x)=(I-η,η,χ,χ,ϵt-τr=0(κ1)r(κ2)r(κp)r(ω1)r(ω2)r(ωq)r(γ)rtr(δ)rΓ(ϖr+λ))(x)

Changing the order of integration and summation gives


Applying Lemma 2.2, we get


Using Γ(x + r) = (x)rΓ(x), we have


In view of (4), we reached the required result.

The following corollaries can derive immediately from Theorems 2.1 and 1.2 with the help of Pochhammer symbol

Corollary 2.1. Let δ = λ = 1 in Theorem 2.1, we get

(I0+η,η,χ,χ,ϵtτ-1  pEq;δϖ,λ;γ(t))(x)=Γ(τ)Γ(τ+ϵ-η-η-χ)Γ(τ+χ-η)Γ(τ+χ)Γ(τ+ϵ-η-η)Γ(τ+ϵ-η-χ)Γ(γ)xτ-η-η+ϵ-1×p+4Fq+4[(κi,1)1,p,ν,τ,τ+ϵ-η-η-χ,τ+χ-η;(ωj,1)1,q,λ,τ+χ,τ+ϵ-η-η,τ+ϵ-η-χ; |x].

Corollary 2.2. If δ = λ = 1 in Theorem 2.1, then

(I-η,η,χ,χ,ϵtτ-1  pEq;δϖ,λ;γ(1t))(x)=Γ(τ-χ)Γ(η+η-ϵ+τ)Γ(η+χ-ϵ+τ)Γ(τ)Γ(η-χ+τ)Γ(η+η+χ-ϵ+τ)Γ(γ)x-τ-η-η+ϵ-1×p+4Fq+4[(κi,1)1,p,γ,τ-χ,η+η-ϵ+τ,η+χ-ϵ+τ;(ωj,1)1,q,λ,τ,η-χ+τ,η+η-ϵ+τ; |x].

In the next section, we derived the generalized FKEs and we consider the Sumudu transform methodology to achieve the results.

3. Generalized Fractional Kinetic Equations Involving GMLTF

The generalized fractional kinetic equations (FKEs) involving the GMLTF with the Sumudu transform is derived in this section. The FKEs are studied widely in many papers [4245].

Let 𝔎 = (𝔎t) be the arbitrary reaction defined by a time-dependent quantity. The destruction 𝔡 and production 𝔭 depend on the quantity 𝔎 itself: 𝔡 = 𝔡(𝔎) or 𝔭 = 𝔭(𝔎) [see [42]]. The fractional differential equation can be expressed by

d𝔎dt=-𝔡(𝔎t)+𝔭(𝔎t),    (15)

where 𝔎t described by 𝔎t(t*)=𝔎(t-t*),t*>0 (see, [42]). A special case of (15) is

d𝔎idt=-𝔠i𝔎i(t),    (16)

with 𝔎i(t = 0) = 𝔎0, 𝔠i > 0 and the solution of (16) is

𝔎i(t)=𝔎0e-𝔠it.    (17)

Performing the integration of (16) leads to

𝔎(t)-𝔎0=-𝔠 0𝔇t-1𝔎(t),    (18)

where  0𝔇t-1 is the particular case of Riemann–Liouville (R-L) integral operator and 𝔠 is a constant. The fractional form of (18) is (see [42])

𝔎(t)-𝔎0=-𝔠μ 0𝔇t-μ𝔎(t),    (19)

where  0𝔇t-μ is given by

 0𝔇t-μf(t)=1Γ(μ)0t(t-s)μ-1f(s)ds,(μ)>0.    (20)

Theorem 3.1. For ϖ, λ, γ ∈ ℂ, δ ≠ 0, −1, −2, ⋯ , d > 0, ϵ > 0 then the solution of

𝔎(t)-𝔎0  pEq;δϖ,λ;γ(t)=-dϵ 0𝔇t-ϵ𝔎(t)    (21)

is given by

𝔎(t)=𝔎0n=0(κ1)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ωq)n(γ)nn!(δ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)tn-1Eϵ,n(-dϵtϵ)    (22)

Proof. The Sumudu transform (ST) of the R-L fractional operator is

S{ 0𝔇tϵg(t);u}=uϵG(u)    (23)

where G(u) is defined in (14). Now, applying the ST on the both sides of (21) and using (7) and (23), we have

S{𝔎(t);u}-𝔎0S{ pEq;δϖ,λ;γ(t);u}=S{-dϵ 0𝔇t-ϵ𝔎(t);u},    (24)

which gives

𝔎*(u)=𝔎0 (0e-tn=0(κ1)n(κ2)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ω2)n(ωq)n(γ)n(ut)n(δ)rΓ(ϖn+λ)dt )   -dϵuϵ𝔎*(u),    (25)

which implies that

𝔎*(u)[1+dϵuϵ]=𝔎0n=0(κ1)n(κ2)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ω2)n(ωq)n(γ)n(u)n(δ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)0e-ttndt.    (26)

After some simple calculation, we get

𝔎*(u)=𝔎0n=0(κ1)n(κ2)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ω2)n(ωq)n  (γ)n(δ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)(un)n!Γ(n+1)  × s=0[(-du)ϵ]s .    (27)

The inverse ST of (27) and using the formula S-1{uϵ;t}=tϵ-1Γ(ϵ), ℜ(ϵ) > 0 gives

𝔎(t)=𝔎0n=0(κ1)n(κ2)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ω2)n(ωq)n(γ)n(δ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)Γ(n+1)  ×s=0(-1)sdϵstϵs+n-1Γ(ϵs+n).    (28)

In view of the Mittag-Leffler function definition, we arrived the needful result.

Theorem 3.2. For ϖ, λ, γ ∈ ℂ, δ ≠ 0, −1, −2, ⋯ , d > 0, ϵ > 0 then the equation

𝔎(t)-𝔎 0pEq;δϖ,λ;γ(dϵtϵ)=-dϵ 0𝔇t-ϵ𝔎(t)    (29)

have the following solution

𝔎(t)=𝔎0n=0(κ1)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ωq)n(γ)nΓ(ϵn+1)(δ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)(d)ϵntn-1Eϵ,n(-dϵtϵ)    (30)

Proof. Applying the Sumudu transform on the both sides of (29)

S{𝔎(t);u}-𝔎0S{ pEq;δϖ,λ;γ(dϵtϵ);u}=S{-dϵ 0𝔇t-ϵ𝔎(t);u},    (31)

and using (7) and (23), we get

𝔎*(u)=𝔎0 (0e-tn=0(κ1)n(κ2)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ω2)n(ωq)n(γ)n(udϵtϵ)n(δ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)dt )   -dϵuϵ𝔎(u),    (32)

which gives

𝔎(u)[1+dϵuϵ]   =𝔎0n=0(κ1)n(κ2)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ω2)n(ωq)n(γ)nundϵn(δ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)   0e-ttϵndt,    (33)

which can be simplified as

𝔎(u)=𝔎0n=0(κ1)n(κ2)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ω2)n(ωq)n(γ)ndϵn(δ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)Γ(ϵn+1)  ×{ undϵns=0[(-du)ϵ]s }.    (34)

Taking the Sumudu inverse of (34) and using S-1{uϑ;t}=tϑ-1Γ(ϑ), we get

𝔎(t)=𝔎0n=0(κ1)n(κ2)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ω2)n(ωq)n(γ)ndϵntn-1(δ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)Γ(ϵn+1)  ×s=0(-1)sdϵstϵsΓ(ϵs+1).    (35)

In view of the definition of the Mittag-Leffler function, we get the required result.

Theorem 3.3. For ϖ, λ, γ ∈ ℂ, δ ≠ 0, −1, −2, ⋯ , d > 0, ϵ > 0 and ad then the equation

𝔎(t)-𝔎 0pEq;δϖ,λ;γ(dϵtϵ)=-aϵ 0𝔇t-ϵ𝔎(t)    (36)

have the following solution

𝔎(t)=𝔎0n=0(κ1)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ωq)n(γ)nΓ(ϵn+1)(δ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)(d)ϵntn-1Eϵ,n(-aϵtϵ)    (37)

Proof. Applying the Sumudu transform on the both sides of (36)

S{𝔎(t);u}-𝔎0S{ pEq;δϖ,λ;γ(dϵtϵ);u}=S{-aϵ 0𝔇t-ϵ𝔎(t);u},    (38)

and using (7) and (23), we get

𝔎*(u)=𝔎0 (0e-tn=0(κ1)n(κ2)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ω2)n(ωq)n(γ)n(udϵtϵ)n(δ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)dt )-aϵuϵ𝔎(u),    (39)

which gives

𝔎(ρ)[1+aϵuϵ]=𝔎0n=0(κ1)n(κ2)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ω2)n(ωq)n(γ)nundϵn(δ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)0e-ttϵndt,    (40)

which can be simplified as

𝔎(u)=𝔎0n=0(κ1)n(κ2)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ω2)n(ωq)n(γ)ndϵn(δ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)Γ(ϵn+1)  ×{ undϵns=0[(-au)ϵ]s }.    (41)

Taking the Sumudu inverse of (41) and using S-1{uϑ;t}=tϑ-1Γ(ϑ), we get

𝔎(t)=𝔎0n=0(κ1)n(κ2)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ω2)n(ωq)n(γ)ndϵntn-1(δ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)Γ(ϵn+1)  ×s=0(-1)saϵstϵsΓ(ϵs+1).    (42)

In view of the definition of the Mittag-Leffler function, we get the required result.

If we take δ = 1 in Theorem 1.3, we get the generalized FKE involving K − function as follows:

Corollary 3.1. For ϖ, λ, γ ∈ ℂ, δ ≠ 0, −1, −2, ⋯ , d > 0, ϵ > 0 then

𝔎(t)-𝔎0  pEq;1ϖ,λ;γ(t)=-dϵ 0𝔇t-ϵ𝔎(t)    (43)

is given by

𝔎(t)=𝔎0n=0(κ1)n(κp)n(ω1)n(ωq)n(γ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)tn-1Eϵ,n(-dϵtϵ)    (44)

If we take δ = 1, p = q = 0 in Theorem 3.1, we have the generalized FKE involving the Prabhakar function:

Corollary 3.2. For ϖ, λ, γ ∈ ℂ, δ ≠ 0, −1, −2, ⋯ , d > 0, ϵ > 0 then

𝔎(t)-𝔎0  0E0;1ϖ,λ;γ(t)=-dϵ 0𝔇t-ϵ𝔎(t)    (45)

is given by

𝔎(t)=𝔎0n=0(γ)nΓ(ϖn+λ)tn-1Eϵ,n(-dϵtϵ)    (46)

If we choose δ = 1, p = q = 0 and γ = 1 in Theorem 3.1, then the generalized FKE involving the Wiman function:

Corollary 3.3. For ϖ, λ ∈ ℂ, δ ≠ 0, −1, −2, ⋯ , d > 0, ϵ > 0 then

𝔎(t)-𝔎0  0E0;1ϖ,λ;1(t)=-dϵ 0𝔇t-ϵ𝔎(t)    (47)

is given by

𝔎(t)=𝔎0n=01Γ(ϖn+λ)tn-1Eϵ,n(-dϵtϵ)    (48)

If we choose δ = 1, p = q = 0 and γ = 1 in Theorem 3.1, then we get the generalized FKE involving the Mittag-Leffler function:

Corollary 3.4. For ϖ ∈ ℂ, δ ≠ 0, −1, −2, ⋯ , d > 0, ϵ > 0 then

𝔎(t)-𝔎0  0E0;1ϖ,1;1(t)=-dϵ 0𝔇t-ϵ𝔎(t)    (49)

is given by

𝔎(t)=𝔎0n=01Γ(ϖn+1)tn-1Eϵ,n(-dϵtϵ)    (50)

Remark 3.1. By choosing the suitable parameters in Theorems 3.2 and 3.3, one can derive the generalized FKEs of GMLTF as similar as above corollaries.

4. Conclusion

The generalized fractional integrations of the generalized Mittag-Leffler type function is studied in this paper. The obtained results are expressed in terms of the generalized Wright hypergeometric function and generalized hypergeometric functions. To show the potential application of GMLTF, the solutions of fractional kinetic equations are derived with the help of Sumudu transform. The results obtained in this study have significant importance as the solution of the equations are general and can derive many new and known solutions of FKEs involving various type of special functions.

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Conflict of Interest

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Keywords: The Mittag-Leffler type function, fractional calculus, fractional kinetic equations; MSC [2000]: 33C05; 33C20; 33E12; 26A33; 44A20; 35Qxx, riemam-liouville derivative, special function

Citation: Nisar KS (2020) Generalized Mittag-Leffler Type Function: Fractional Integrations and Application to Fractional Kinetic Equations. Front. Phys. 8:33. doi: 10.3389/fphy.2020.00033

Received: 21 December 2019; Accepted: 05 February 2020;
Published: 28 February 2020.

Edited by:

Devendra Kumar, University of Rajasthan, India

Reviewed by:

Haci Mehmet Baskonus, Harran University, Turkey
Yudhveer Singh, Amity University Jaipur, India

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