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Special functions (TUD)

Course 2010-2011

Special functions are functions which have been given a separate name, and the properties of which have been investigated in more detail, for reasons of their occurrence in practical problems. In this course an introduction to this venerable discipline is given, covering topics such as the gamma and beta function, hypergeometric functions, Bessel functions and confluent hypergeometric functions, orthogonal polynomials, introduction to q-series, and asymptotic expansions.

Literature
G.E. Andrews, R. Askey & R. Roy, Special Functions. Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications 71, Cambridge University Press, 2001, (ISBN 0-521-78988-5)
Code TUD
WI4006
Prerequisites
Analyse 1 and Analyse 3
Examination
Written exam
Contact
4 hours per week, only in 3rd period
Remark
This course can be part of a Leiden master programme

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