# Monotonicity and non-monotonicity results for sequential fractional delta differences of mixed order

Authors
• 1 Creighton Preparatory School, Department of Mathematics, Omaha, NE, 68114, USA , Omaha (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Positivity
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Publication Date
Sep 18, 2017
Volume
22
Issue
2
Pages
551–573
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11117-017-0527-4
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
We consider the discrete fractional sequential difference Δ1+a-μνΔaμf(t)\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$\Delta _{1+a-\mu }^{\nu }\Delta _a^{\mu }f(t)$$\end{document}, where t∈N3-μ-ν+a\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$t\in \mathbb {N}_{3-\mu -\nu +a}$$\end{document}, in two separate cases, where in each case we require that μ+ν∈(1,2)\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$\mu +\nu \in (1,2)$$\end{document}. In the first case, we show that when μ∈(0,1)\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$\mu \in (0,1)$$\end{document} and ν∈(1,2)\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$\nu \in (1,2)$$\end{document} it follows that the condition Δ1+a-μνΔaμf(t)≥0\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$\Delta _{1+a-\mu }^{\nu }\Delta _a^{\mu }f(t)\ge 0$$\end{document} implies that f is an increasing map when we impose that f(a)≥0\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$f(a)\ge 0$$\end{document}, Δf(a)≥0\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$\Delta f(a)\ge 0$$\end{document}, and Δf(a+1)≥0\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$\Delta f(a+1)\ge 0$$\end{document}. On the other hand, when μ∈(1,2)\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$\mu \in (1,2)$$\end{document} and ν∈(0,1)\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$\nu \in (0,1)$$\end{document} we demonstrate that the situation is very different and that this type of monotonicity result only holds when restricted to a proper subregion of the (μ,ν)\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$(\mu ,\nu )$$\end{document}-parameter space coupled with some additional auxiliary conditions.