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Dα N [y](t), y(t), t dt. 6) a Using the fractional variational principle, she derived the Euler–Lagrange equation given by N Dαi [∂i F] = 0. 7) i=1 As an example, Klimek considered the variational functional b 1 2m y˙ 2 (t) − γi D 2 [y](t) J (y) = 2 − V (y(t)) dt a and, under appropriate assumptions, she arrived to the equation with linear friction: m y¨ = − ∂V − γ y. 8) Another type of problems, containing Riemann–Liouville fractional derivatives, was discussed by Klimek (2009): b F(a Dtα1 [y](t), .

The Publishing Office of Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa Klimek M, Lupa M (2013) Reflection symmetric formulation of generalized fractional variational calculus. Fract Calc Appl Anal 16(1):243–261 Lacroix SF (1819) Traite du calcul differentiel et du calcul integral. Paris: Mme. VeCourcier, second edition 3:409–410 Lorenzo CF, Hartley TT (2002) Variable order and distributed order fractional operators. Nonlinear Dyn 29(1–4):57–98 Odzijewicz T, Malinowska AB, Torres DFM (2012a) Generalized fractional calculus with applications to the calculus of variations.

With this function η2 and an arbitrary η1 ∈ A(0, 0), let us define functions φ : [−ε1 , ε1 ] × [−ε2 , ε2 ] −→ R (h 1 , h 2 ) −→ I(y¯ + h 1 η1 + h 2 η2 ) and ψ : [−ε1 , ε1 ] × [−ε2 , ε2 ] −→ R (h 1 , h 2 ) −→ J (y¯ + h 1 η1 + h 2 η2 ) − ξ. Observe that ψ(0, 0) = 0 and ∂ψ ∂h 2 b (0,0) ∂1 G( y¯ )(t) + K P ∗ ∂2 G( y¯ )(τ ) (t) · η2 (t) = a + ∂3 G( y¯ )(t) + K P ∗ ∂4 G( y¯ )(τ ) (t) · η˙2 (t) dt = 1. According to the implicit function theorem we can find s ∈ C 1 ([−ε0 , ε0 ]; R) with s(0) = 0 such that 0 > 0 and a function ψ(h 1 , s(h 1 )) = 0, ∀h 1 ∈ [−ε0 , ε0 ] which implies that y¯ + h 1 η1 + s(h 1 )η2 ∈ Aξ (ya , yb ).