Fractional Derivative of Sine

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This Demonstration calculates fractional derivatives of the sine function.


The definition of the fractional derivative of a function is


for and , and


where is any postive integer greater than .

The fractional derivative of the sine function works out to be


"3D View" plots the surface of the function and the red curve in either view is the graph of for constant α.


Contributed by: Jorge Gamaliel Frade Chávez (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



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