Basic Concepts and Preliminaries

  • Rafael Martínez-GuerraEmail author
  • Claudia Alejandra Pérez-Pinacho
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


In this chapter, definitions and concepts about the fractional calculus are presented. Some of the concepts and definitions have been divided into two parts in order to better locate the topic of interest, such as the concepts of commensurate and incommensurate systems. Taking into account that there are tools that serve the same for both cases.


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  • Rafael Martínez-Guerra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Claudia Alejandra Pérez-Pinacho
    • 1
  1. 1.Automatic ControlCINVESTAV-IPNMexico CityMexico

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