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Local Fractional Calculus: a Calculus for Fractal Space-Time

  • Kiran M. Kolwankar
  • Anil D. Gangal


Recently, new notions such as local fractional derivatives and local fractional differential equations were introduced. Here we argue that these developments provide a possible calculus to deal with phenomena in fractal space-time. We show how the usual calculus is generalized to deal with non Lipschitz functions. We also indicate how a definition of a fractal measure arises from these developments much the same way as the Lebesgue measure from ordinary calculus.


Fractional Order Fractional Derivative Fractional Calculus Fractional Differential Equation Hausdorff Measure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiran M. Kolwankar
    • 1
  • Anil D. Gangal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of PunePuneIndia

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