Date of Award

4-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mathematical Sciences

First Advisor

Mohammed Al-Refai

Second Advisor

Ahmed Al - Rawashden

Third Advisor

Suheil Khoury

Abstract

In this thesis, we extend the maximum principle and the method of upper and lower solutions to study a class of nonlinear fractional boundary value problems with the Caputo fractional derivative 1 < δ < 2. We first transform the problem to an equivalent system of equations, including integer and fractional derivatives. We then implement the method of upper and lower solutions to establish existence and uniqueness of the resulting system. At the end, some examples are presented to illustrate the validity of our results.

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Mathematics Commons

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