Functional differential equations. 1: A new paradigm in physics
C. K. Raju
AlBukhary International University, Alor Setar, Malaysia
This article explains the basics of functional differential equations (FDEs). FDEs differ fundamentally from the ordinary and partial differential equations. As such, FDEs present a new paradigm in physics. Since FDEs arise naturally through Maxwellian electrodynamics, this involves no new physical hypothesis, but only a revised mathematical understanding of existing physics.