Special Functions of Mathematics for Engineers

Hardcover | August 1, 1997

byLarry C. Andrews

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Special functions are essential for solving problems in virtually all engineering disciplines. Assuming only knowledge of elementary calculus and differential equations, this concise, clearly written reference illustrates the properties and applications of the special functions most frequentlyneeded by practising engineers. Copious illustrations of worked out sample problems from a wide range of real-world engineering applications distinguish this work from others.

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Special functions are essential for solving problems in virtually all engineering disciplines. Assuming only knowledge of elementary calculus and differential equations, this concise, clearly written reference illustrates the properties and applications of the special functions most frequentlyneeded by practising engineers. Copious ill...

Professor of Mathematics at University of Central Florida. Also member of Department of Electrical Engineering. DPhil from Michigan State University in theoretical mechanics. Interests in laser propagation through turbulent media, signal processing, special functions. In short, a wide background in (mathematical) physical sciences...
Format:HardcoverPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198565585

ISBN - 13:9780198565581

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Table of Contents

1. Infinite series, Improper integrals, and Infinite products2. The gamma function and related functions3. Other functions defined by integrals4. Legendre polynomials and related functions5. Other orthogonal polynomials6. Bessel functions7. Bessel functions of other kinds8. Applications involving Bessel functions9. The hypergeometric function10. The confluent hypergeometric function11. Generalized hypergeometric functionBibliographyList of special Function formulaeSelected answers to exercisesIndex

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`suitable for use as a classroom text in courses dealing with higher mathematical functions or as reference text for practicing engineers and scientists'Zentralblatt fur Mathematik