December 2002 - 021201
on Fractional Kinetics on Physics Today, November 2002
In the November issue of the journal PHYSICS TODAY (vol. 55, No 11,
2002, pp. 48-54) a noteworthy paper entitled FRACTIONAL KINETICS is
The authors Igor M. SOKOLOV (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany),
Joseph (Yossi) KLAFTER (Tel Aviv University, Israel) and Alexander
(Alex) BLUMEN (University of Freiburg, Germany) are well recognized
scientists active in Theoretical Physics and Chemical Physics.
The purpose of the article is to divulge the utility of the fractional
calculus ("It isn't the calculus we knew"). In the subtitle
we read "Equations built on fractional derivatives describe the
anomalously slow diffusion observed in systems with a broad
distribution of relaxation times".
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