In the paper titled “New numerical approach for fractional differential equations” by Atangana and Owolabi (2018) , it is presented a method for the numerical solution of some fractional differential equations. The numerical approximation is obtained by using just local information and the scheme does not present a memory term; moreover, it is claimed that third-order convergence is surprisingly obtained by simply using linear polynomial approximations. In this note we show that methods of this kind are not reliable and lead to completely wrong results since the nonlocal nature of fractional differential operators cannot be neglected. We illustrate the main weaknesses in the derivation and analysis of the method in order to warn other researchers and scientist to overlook this and other methods devised on similar basis and avoid their use for the numerical simulation of fractional differential equations.
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|Titolo:||Neglecting nonlocality leads to unreliable numerical methods for fractional differential equations|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|