The paper concerns a numerical method that deals with the computations of the fractional derivative in Caputo and Riemann-Liouville definitions. The method can be applied in time stepping processes of initial value problems. The name of the method is SubIval, which is an acronym of its previous name – the subinterval-based method. Its application in solving systems of fractional order state equations is presented. The method has been implemented into an ActiveX DLL. Exemplary MATLAB and Mathematica codes are given, which provide guidance on how the DLL can be used.


fractional calculus; numerical analysis; circuit analysis; integro-differential equations

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Published : 2017-09-30

Sowa, M. (2017). NUMERICAL COMPUTATIONS OF THE FRACTIONAL DERIVATIVE IN IVPS, EXAMPLES IN MATLAB AND MATHEMATICA. Informatyka, Automatyka, Pomiary W Gospodarce I Ochronie Środowiska, 7(3), 19-22.

Marcin Sowa
Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science  Poland