[111.2.1] To simplify the notation will be denoted as in the following. [111.2.2] A first application of fractional time evolutions concerns the important notion of stationarity. [111.2.3] This amounts to setting the left and right hand sides in eq. (2) to zero. [111.2.4] Surprisingly, the importance of the condition "" for the infinitesimal generators of fractional dynamics has rarely been noticed. [111.2.5] Stationary states may be defined more generally as states that are invariant under the time evolution after a sufficient amount of time has elapsed during which all the transients have had time to decay.
[111.2.6] An observable or state is called stationary or asymptotically invariant under the time evolution if
holds for . [111.2.7] It is called stationary in the strict sense, or strictly invariant under , if condition (98) holds for all and .
[111.3.1] The function where is a constant is asymptotically and strictly stationary under the fractional time evolutions . [111.3.2] This follows readily by insertion into the definition, and by noting that is a probability density.
[111.4.1] In addition to the conventional constants there exists a second class of stationary states given by
[page 112, §0] where and are constants. [112.0.1] To see this one evaluates
[112.0.3] An application of the series expansion (181) gives
[112.0.4] For only the term in the series contributes and this shows that in the limit. [112.0.5] These considerations show that fractional time evolutions have the usual constants as strict stationary states, but admit also algebraic behaviour as a novel type of stationary states.
[112.1.1] To elucidate the significance of the new type of stationary states it is useful to consider the infinitesimal form, , of the stationarity condition. [112.1.2] The nature of the limit suggests that their appearance might be related to the initial conditions. [112.1.3] To incorporate initial conditions into the infinitesimal generator it is necessary to consider a Riemann-Liouville representation of the fractional time derivative.
[112.2.1] The Riemann-Liouville algorithm for fractional differentiation is based on integer order derivatives of fractional integrals.
[112.2.2] The right-sided Riemann-Liouville fractional integral of order of a locally integrable function is defined as
[page 113, §0] for , the left-sided Riemann-Liouville fractional integral is defined as
[113.1.1] The following generalized definition, based on differentiating fractional integrals, seems to be new.
[113.1.2] The (right-/left-sided) fractional derivative of order and type with respect to is defined by
for functions for which the expression on the right hand side exists.
[113.1.3] The Riemann-Liouville fractional derivative corresponds to and type . [113.1.4] Fractional derivatives of type are discussed in Chapter I and were employed in . [113.1.5] It seems however that fractional derivatives of general type have not been considered previously. [113.1.6] A relation between fractional derivatives of the same order but different types is given in Chapter IX. [113.1.7] For subsequent calculations it is useful to record the Laplace-Transformation
where the inital value is the Riemann-Liouville derivative for . [113.1.8] Note that fractional derivatives of type involve nonfractional initial values.
[113.2.1] It is now possible to discuss the infinitesimal form of fractional stationarity where the generator for initial conditions of type is represented by . [113.2.2] The fractional differential equation
for with initial condition
[page 114, §0] defines fractional stationarity of order and type . [114.0.1] Of course, for this definition reduces to the conventional definition of stationarity. [114.0.2] Equation (107) is solved by
[114.0.3] This may be seen by inserting into the definition
and using the basic fractional integral
(derived in eq. (1.30) in Chapter I). [114.0.4] Note that the fractional integral
remains conserved and constant for all while the function itself varies. [114.0.5] In particular and . [114.0.6] For and for one recovers as usual.
[114.1.1] The new types of stationary states for which a fractional integral rather than the function itself is constant were first discussed in [6, 9]. [114.1.2] It seems to me that the lack of knowledge about fractional stationarity is partially responsible for the difficulty of deciding which type of fractional derivative should be used when generalizing traditional equations of motion.
[114.2.1] Another simple instance of a fractional differential equation is the equation
with a constant, and with initial condition
as before. [114.2.2] Laplace transformation using eq. (106) gives
[page 115, §0] [115.0.1] For this reduces to
[115.1.1] Consider the fractional Cauchy problem
for with initial condition
where is a (‘‘fractional relaxation’’) constant. [115.1.2] Laplace Transformation gives
[115.1.3] To invert the Laplace transform rewrite this equation as
[115.1.4] Inverting the series term by term using yields the result
[115.1.5] The solution may be written as
using the generalized Mittag-Leffler function defined by
[116.1.1] For the result reduces to eq. (109) because . [116.1.2] Of special interest is again the case . [116.1.3] It has the well known solution
where denotes the ordinary Mittag-Leffler function.
[116.2.1] Consider the fractional partial differential equation for
with Laplacian and fractional ‘‘diffusion’’ constant . [116.2.2] The function is assumed to obey the initial condition
where is the Dirac measure at the origin. [116.2.3] Fourier Transformation, defined as
and Laplace transformation of eq. (127) now yields
[116.2.5] Setting shows that the solution of (127) cannot be a probability density except for . [116.2.6] For the spatial integral is time dependent, and would need to be divided by to admit a probabilistic interpretation.
[116.3.1] To invert eq. (130) completely it seems advantageous to first invert the Fourier transform and then the Laplace transform. [116.3.2] The Fourier transform may be inverted by noting the formula 
[page 117, §0] which leads to
[117.0.3] The Mellin transform of the Bessel function reads 
[117.0.4] Inserting this, using eq.(78), and restoring the original variables then yields
for the Mellin transform of . [117.0.5] Comparing this with the Mellin transform of the -function in eq. (175) allows to identify the -function parameters as ,,,, , , , and if . [117.0.6] Then the result becomes
[118.0.2] The result reduces to the known result [15, 8] for . [118.0.3] In that case is also a probability density. [118.0.4] For the function does not have a probabilistic interpretation because its normalization decays as .
[118.1.1] The fractional diffusion eq. (127) of type has a probabilistic interpretation as noted after eq. (131). [118.1.2] may be viewed as the probability density for a random walker or diffusing object to be at position at time under the condition that it started from the origin at time . This probabilistic interpretation is very helpful for understanding the meaning of the fractional time derivative appearing in eq. (127). [118.1.3] Rewriting equation (127) in integral form it becomes
[118.2.1] In a continuous time random walk one imagines a random walker that starts at at time and proceeds by successive random jumps [43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48]. [118.2.2] The probability density for a time interval of length between two consecutive jumps is denoted and the probability density of a displacement by a vector in a single jump is denoted . [118.2.3] Then the integral equation of continuous time random walk theory reads
where is the probability that the walker survives at the origin for a time of length . [118.2.4] Here the walker is assumed to be prepared in its initial position from which it develops according to . [118.2.5] In general the first step needs special consideration [49, 49, 45]. [118.2.6] The survival probablity is related to the waiting
[page 119, §0] time density through
[119.1.1] The formal similarity between eqs. (141) and (140) suggests that there exists a relation between them. [119.1.2] To establish the relation note that eq. (130) for gives the solution of eq. (127) in Fourier-Laplace space as
[119.1.4] Equating these two equations yields
[119.1.5] Because the left hand side does not depend on and the right hand side is independent of they must both equal a common constant . [119.1.6] It follows that
identifying the constant as the mean square displacement of a single jump. [119.1.7] For the waiting time density one finds
which may be inverted in the same way as eq. (120) to give
where is again the Mittag-Leffler function defined in eq. (40).
[119.2.1] For the waiting time density becomes exponential
[page 120, §0] [120.0.1] For characteristic differences arise from the asymptotic behaviour for and . [120.0.2] The asymptotic behaviour of for is obtained by noting that , and hence
for . [120.0.3] For the waiting time density is singular at the origin implying a statistical abundance of short intervals between jumps compared to the exponential case . [120.0.4] For large recall the asymptotic series expansion 
valid for and . [120.0.5] It follows that for and hence
for . [120.0.6] This shows that fractional diffusion is equivalent to a continuous time random walk whose waiting time density is a generalized Mittag-Leffler function. [120.0.7] The waiting time density has a long time tail of the form usually assumed in the general theory [53, 49, 54, 46] and exhibits a power law divergence at the origin. [120.0.8] The exponent of both power laws is given by the order of the fractional derivative.