On a new definition of the fractional difference

Authors:
Henry L. Gray and Nien Fan Zhang

Journal:
Math. Comp. **50** (1988), 513-529

MSC:
Primary 39A12; Secondary 26A33, 39A10

MathSciNet review:
929549

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Abstract: A new definition of the fractional difference is introduced. Many properties based on this definition are established including an extensive exponential law and the important Leibniz rule. The results are then applied to solving second-order linear difference equations.

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DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1988-0929549-2

Keywords:
Fractional difference,
backward difference operator,
Leibniz rule,
difference equation

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© Copyright 1988
American Mathematical Society