Departmental Papers (ESE)


We have applied the concept of fractional derivatives/integrals in several specific electromagnetic problems, and have obtained promising results and ideas that demonstrate that these mathematical operators can be interesting and useful tools in electromagnetic theory. We give a brief review of the general principles, definitions, and several features of fractional derivatives/integrals, and then we review some of our ideas and findings in exploring potential applications of fractional calculus in some electromagnetic problems.

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

August 1997


Copyright YEAR 1997. Reprinted from IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Volume 39, Issue 4, August 1997, pages 35-46.

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fractional derivative, fractional integral, electromagnetism, fractional multipole



Date Posted: 23 July 2007

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