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Semidifferential Calculus?

  1. Aug 14, 2012 #1

    Stephen Tashi

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    I came across this announcement from SIAM (Society For Industrial And Applied Mathematics):

    OK, I give. What is Semidifferential Calculus?
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  3. Aug 14, 2012 #2


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    I've seen fractional derivative of order 1/2 being called the semi-derivative before. Maybe that?
  4. Aug 14, 2012 #3


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    I think it may be a Calculus in which you allow for fractional derivatives, but I am not

  5. Aug 14, 2012 #4


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    Apparently not:
    Yeah I'm lost


    According to this PDF it sounds like its something they can actually measure in experiments:
    Edit 2: Seems to be related to the subderivative in convex analysis.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2012
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