Author: Frank Olver
Publisher: A K Peters, Ltd.
ISBN: 1568810695
Release Date: 1997-01-24
Genre: Mathematics

Among the topics covered in this introductory text are: asymptotic theories of definite integrals containing a parameter; ordinary differential equations; and sums and sequences. Special functions are introduced in chapter two and developed throughout the text.

Author: Amparo Gil
Publisher: SIAM
ISBN: 0898717825
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Approximation theory

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, Padé approximations, and sequence transformations. The book also provides specific algorithms for computing several special functions (like Airy functions and parabolic cylinder functions, among others).

A high-impact factor, prestigious, annual publication containing invited surveys by subject leaders: essential reading for all practitioners and researchers.

Author: Nico M Temme
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814612173
Release Date: 2014-10-31
Genre: Mathematics

This book gives introductory chapters on the classical basic and standard methods for asymptotic analysis, such as Watson's lemma, Laplace's method, the saddle point and steepest descent methods, stationary phase and Darboux's method. The methods, explained in great detail, will obtain asymptotic approximations of the well-known special functions of mathematical physics and probability theory. After these introductory chapters, the methods of uniform asymptotic analysis are described in which several parameters have influence on typical phenomena: turning points and transition points, coinciding saddle and singularities. In all these examples, the special functions are indicated that describe the peculiar behavior of the integrals. The text extensively covers the classical methods with an emphasis on how to obtain expansions, and how to use the results for numerical methods, in particular for approximating special functions. In this way, we work with a computational mind: how can we use certain expansions in numerical analysis and in computer programs, how can we compute coefficients, and so on. Contents:Basic Methods for IntegralsBasic Methods: Examples for Special FunctionsOther Methods for IntegralsUniform Methods for IntegralsUniform Methods for Laplace-Type IntegralsUniform Examples for Special FunctionsA Class of Cumulative Distribution Functions Readership: Researchers in applied mathematics, engineering, physics, mathematical statistics, probability theory and biology. The introductory parts and examples will be useful for post-graduate students in mathematics. Key Features:The book gives a complete overview of the classical asymptotic methods for integralsThe many examples give insight in the behavior of the well-known special functionsThe detailed explanations on how to obtain the coefficients in the expansions make the results useful for numerical applications, in particular, for computing special functionsThe many results on asymptotic representations of special functions supplement and extend those in the NIST Handbook of Mathematical FunctionsKeywords:Asymptotic Analysis;Approximation of Integrals;Asymptotic Approximations;Asymptotic Expansions;Steepest Descent Methods;Saddle Point Methods;Stationary Phase Method;Special Functions;Numerical Approximation of Special Functions;Cumulative Distribution FunctionsReviews: “The book is a useful contribution to the literature. It contains many asymptotic formulas that can be used by practitioners.” Zentralblatt MATH

These proceedings reflect the special session on Experimental Mathematics held January 5, 2009, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Washington, DC as well as some papers specially solicited for this volume. Experimental Mathematics is a recently structured field of Mathematics that uses the computer and advanced computing technology as a tool to perform experiments. These include the analysis of examples, testing of new ideas, and the search of patterns to suggest results and to complement existing analytical rigor. The development of a broad spectrum of mathematical software products, such as Mathematica® and Maple™ has allowed mathematicians of diverse backgrounds and interests to use the computer as an essential tool as part of their daily work environment. This volume reflects a wide range of topics related to the young field of Experimental Mathematics. The use of computation varies from aiming to exclude human input in the solution of a problem to traditional mathematical questions for which computation is a prominent tool.

This is the first book in world literature giving a systematic development of a general asymptotic theory for nonlinear partial differential equations with dissipation. Many typical well-known equations are considered as examples, such as: nonlinear heat equation, KdVB equation, nonlinear damped wave equation, Landau-Ginzburg equation, Sobolev type equations, systems of equations of Boussinesq, Navier-Stokes and others.

Author: F. W. J. Olver
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9781483267449
Release Date: 2014-05-10
Genre: Mathematics

Asymptotics and Special Functions provides a comprehensive introduction to two important topics in classical analysis: asymptotics and special functions. The integrals of a real variable and contour integrals are discussed, along with the Liouville-Green approximation and connection formulas for solutions of differential equations. Differential equations with regular singularities are also considered, with emphasis on hypergeometric and Legendre functions. Comprised of 14 chapters, this volume begins with an introduction to the basic concepts and definitions of asymptotic analysis and special functions, followed by a discussion on asymptotic theories of definite integrals containing a parameter. Contour integrals as well as integrals of a real variable are described. Subsequent chapters deal with the analytic theory of ordinary differential equations; differential equations with regular and irregular singularities; sums and sequences; and connection formulas for solutions of differential equations. The book concludes with an evaluation of methods used in estimating (as opposed to bounding) errors in asymptotic approximations and expansions. This monograph is intended for graduate mathematicians, physicists, and engineers.