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Description - Numerical Methods for Special Functions by Amparo Gil

Special functions arise in many problems of pure and applied mathematics, mathematical statistics, physics, and engineering. This book provides an up-to-date overview of numerical methods for computing special functions and discusses when to use these methods depending on the function and the range of parameters. Not only are standard and simple parameter domains considered, but methods valid for large and complex parameters are described as well. The first part of the book (basic methods) covers convergent and divergent series, Chebyshev expansions, numerical quadrature, and recurrence relations. Its focus is on the computation of special functions; however, it is suitable for general numerical courses. Pseudoalgorithms are given to help students write their own algorithms. In addition to these basic tools, the authors discuss other useful and efficient methods, such as methods for computing zeros of special functions, uniform asymptotic expansions, Pade approximations, and sequence transformations. The book also provides specific algorithms for computing several special functions (like Airy functions and parabolic cylinder functions, among others).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780898716344
ISBN-10: 0898716349
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 431
Imprint: Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics,U.S.
Publisher: Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics,U.S.
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Amparo Gil

Amparo Gil is an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Universidad de Cantabria in Spain. Javier Segura is an Associate Professor of Mathematical Analysis at the Universidad de Cantabria in Spain. Nico M. Temme is a guest researcher at the 'Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica' (CWI) in Amsterdam, since his retirement in 2005.