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.
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fractional derivative, fractional integral, electromagnetism, fractional multipole
Date Posted: 23 July 2007
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