Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-22-2016

Publication Source

Electronic Journal of Differential Equations

Abstract

We consider families of two-point boundary value problems for fractional differential equations where the fractional derivative is assumed to be the Riemann-Liouville fractional derivative. The problems considered are such that appropriate differential operators commute and the problems can be constructed as nested boundary value problems for lower order fractional differential equations. Green's functions are then constructed as convolutions of lower order Green's functions. Comparison theorems are known for the Green's functions for the lower order problems and so, we obtain analogous comparison theorems for the two families of higher order equations considered here. We also pose a related open question for a family of Green's functions that do not apparently have convolution representations.

Inclusive pages

1-13

ISBN/ISSN

1072-6691

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

This document has been made available for download in accordance with the publisher's policy on self-archiving.

Permission documentation on file.

Publisher

Texas State University

Volume

2016

Volume

2016

Peer Reviewed

yes


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