Does anyone know any applications / uses for fractional derivatives and integrals?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I supposed the idea and asked a professor, he tried to explain fractional calculus to me, but I was in calculus 2 at the time... so it was way over my head back then. I asked him what it could be used for and he didn't really give me an answer, just that it was too complex to explain lol.

Now, 3 years later, I'm looking back on it and wondering what a fractional derivative can be interpreted as, and what it could be used for. Anyone have some insight?

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# Fractional calculus - uses, examples?

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