In this article we study linear and nonlinear differential equations involving the Caputo fractional derivative with Mittag-Leffler non-singular kernel of order 0 < α < 1. We first obtain a new estimate of the fractional derivative of a function at its extreme points and derive a necessary condition for the existence of a solution to the linear fractional equation. The condition obtained determines the initial condition of the associated fractional initialvalue problem. Then we derive comparison principles for the linear fractional equations, and apply these principles for obtaining norm estimates of solutions and to obtain a uniqueness results. We also derive lower and upper bounds of solutions. The applicability of the new results is illustrated through several examples.
|Journal||Electronic Journal of Differential Equations|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 29 2018|
- Fractional differential equations
- Maximum principle
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