Computable solution of fractional kinetic equations using Mathieu-type series
The Mathieu series appeared in the study of elasticity of solid bodies in the work of Émile Leonard Mathieu. Since then numerous authors have studied various problems arising from the Mathieu series in several diverse ways. In this line, our aim is to study the solution of fractional kinetic equations involving generalized Mathieu-type series. The generality of this series will help us to deduce results related to a fractional kinetic equation involving another form of Mathieu series. To obtain the solution, we use the Laplace transform technique. Besides, a graphical representation is given to observe the behavior of the obtained solutions.
KeywordsGeneralized fractional kinetic equation Mathieu-type series Laplace transform Sumudu transform
MSC26A33 33A10 33E20 44A10
1 Introduction and preliminaries
Fractional calculus (FC) is a useful mathematical tool to study fractional order integrals and derivatives. The fractional calculus has been developed and used in different areas of science and engineering. The concept of fractional differential equations and their applications have played a significant role in many diverse fields such as applied science, physics, biology, chemistry, and engineering. The kinetic equations designate a system of differential equations, which describe the rate of change of the chemical composition of a star for each order in terms of the reaction rates for production and destruction. During the last several decades, fractional kinetic equations in various forms have been broadly and usefully employed when describing and solving several important problems of physics and astrophysics (see, e.g., [2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31] and the references therein). The special functions and their applications appear in the solutions of fractional integral and differential equations and are related to comprehensive problems in the several areas of mathematics and mathematical physics. In view of the effectiveness and great importance of the fractional kinetic equations in certain astrophysical problems, the authors develop a generalized form of the fractional kinetic equations along with Mathieu-type series. The broad generality of Mathieu-type series will allow us to deduce many special cases of the main results.
The Laplace Convolution Theorem
Recently, many papers investigated the solution of generalized fractional kinetic equations involving a variety of special functions by using Laplace and Sumudu transformations. For instance, for generalized fractional kinetic equations with \(f(t)\) in (13) replaced by certain forms of generalized Mittag-Leffler function (11), Saxena et al.  presented their corresponding solutions. Moreover, Chaurasia and Kumar  investigated the solution of generalized fractional kinetic equations involving M-series, and Choi and Kumar  gave their corresponding solutions involving Aleph function. Furthermore, Agarwal et al. [1, 2] investigated solutions of fractional kinetic equations with \(f(t)\) in (13) replaced by certain forms of k-Mittag-Leffler function and k-Bessel function. Subsequently, Nisar and Qi  presented solution of fractional kinetic equations with \(f(t)\) in (13) replaced by certain forms of generalized k-Bessel function.
Due to the great importance of fractional kinetic equations involving special functions, in this paper, we aim to investigate solution of generalized fractional kinetic equations (13) with \(f(t)\) replaced by several generalized Mathieu-type series, by mainly using the Laplace and Sumudu transforms. The results presented here, being general, are also shown to reduce to fractional kinetic equations involving simpler special functions. The manuscript is organized as follows. In Sect. 2, the solution of fractional kinetic equations involving Mathieu-type series is established, and in Sect. 3, a graphical interpretation and nature of the solution are discussed. Section 4 is focused on some examples, and in Sect. 5 concluding remarks are given.
2 Solution of fractional kinetic equations
This can be proved by the same procedure as in the proof of Theorem 2.1. So we omit all details. □
3 Graphical representations
Due to the importance of the above observation, in this section, we first define the Sumudu transform of Mathieu-type series (25) and further determine the solution of fractional kinetic equations by applying Sumudu transform technique as given in the following Examples 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3.
Using the same procedure of analysis as in Theorems 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3, we can find the solutions of generalized fractional kinetic equations involving Mathieu-type series, which are given in the following three examples.
In the current study, we have obtained the solution of generalized fractional kinetic equations involving generalized Mathieu-type series with the help of Laplace and Sumudu transform techniques. The results of Sect. 2 are general in character and are likely to find certain applications in the theory of fractional calculus and special functions. From the graphical analysis, we conclude that \(N(t) > 0\) or \(N(t) < 0\) for distinct values of the parameters. By suitably specializing the values of the parameters of generalized Mathieu-type series (25), our main results can yield several new solutions of generalized fractional kinetic equations corresponding to the Mathieu series given by various authors [6, 21, 34, 37]. Therefore, the investigated results in this paper would at once give many results involving diverse special functions occurring in the problems of astrophysics, mathematical physics, and engineering.
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