|Institution:||Mississippi State University|
|Keywords:||Hybrid functions; fractional-order differential equations; block-pulse; Caputo derivative; numerical solution; Bernoulli polynomials|
|Full text PDF:||http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-05052015-135917/|
In this dissertation, a new numerical method for solving the fractional dynamical systems, is presented. We first introduce Riemann-Liouville fractional integral operator for hybrid functions. Then we will show the spectral accuracy of the present method for solving fractional-order differential equations, and we will extend the present method for solving nonlinear fractional integro-differential equations, fractional Bagley-Torvik equation, distributed order fractional differential equations, two-dimensional fractional partial differential equations, and fractional optimal control problems. In all cases, we will show the rate of convergence is more than some existing numerical methods which were used to solve these kind of problems in the literature. Illustrative examples are included to demonstrate the validity and applicability of the technique. Advisors/Committee Members: Seongjai Kim (committee member), T. Len Miller (committee member), Chuanxi Qian (committee member), Shantia Yarahmadian (committee member), Corlis P. Johnson (committee member), Mohsen Razzaghi (chair).