Tutorial: Fractional Calculus



We introduce basic concepts related to fractional calculus for students and curious people eager to expand their mathematical tools and put their brains grooving into a fascinating abstract space. Nowadays, knowledge of informatics concepts is vital for working in whichever discipline, but mathematical tools facilitate your high performance. Don’t work hard; work smart!

Intended audience:

Students of any discipline and degree are welcome.


Basic calculus concepts.


Three (3) theoretical and practical sessions, each of two (2) hours.


  • A historical and mathematical introduction to Fractional Calculus
  • Special functions and additional mathematical foundations
  • Overview of the most relevant fractional derivative definitions
  • A practical implementation of fractional derivatives on a simple dynamic system
  • A practical determination of the fractional catenary curve
  • Dimensional consistency on fractional differential equations