Questions on the special mathematical functions implemented in Mathematica.

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Wrong Limit with LaguerreL

Limit[(n! LaguerreL[n,-1]/(n^(n+1/4)/Sqrt[2]/E^(n-2 Sqrt[n]+1/2))-1) Sqrt[n], n->∞] Mathematica (wrong) output ...
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Roots of Whittaker W function

I am interested in finding the roots $u$ of the equation $$ W_{1,\imath b}(a)=0, $$ where $W_{\kappa,\mu}(z)$ denotes the Whittaker $W$ function, $a>0$ is a fixed parameter, $\imath=\sqrt{-1}$ and ...
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Get rid of Error Function: How to get rid of sequential appearances of error function?

We have a function as e[t_] :=(E^(-t^2)) Cos[0.1 t] and we must evaluate below integration (However I used the variable x ...
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Strange timings of integrals involving Hermite's polynomials

I have used Mathematica to calculate tunneling for quantum harmonic oscillator. The code is simple: ...
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Does Mathematica support Laguerre Polynomials of Matrix Argument?

I am wondering whether Mathematica can also compute the Laguerre polynomials of matrix argument as the appear in multivariate statistics? For example, they appear in this paper here: ...
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Numerical error in Mathieu functions

Consider the MathieuCharacteristicA function, which is a piecewise function according to the documentation. The discontinuity happens at integer number. ...
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Is MathieuC for moderately large imaginary arguments broken?

I'm trying to plot MathieuC[-3,0.3,I x] for $x\in[0,10]$, and here's what I get even with arbitrary precision arithmetic (here I use ...
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Orthogonality relations of Hermite polynomials

The Hermite polynomials are orthogonal. $$ \int_{-\infty}^\infty H_m(x) H_n(x) e^{-x^2}\, \mathrm{d}x = \sqrt{ \pi} 2^n n! \delta_{nm} $$ Does Mathematica not use this relationship? Because running ...
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Trouble using Solve and NSolve with functions involving Erf

I have the following functions: R[k_, x_, t_] := -.5*(k - x)*(1 + Erf[-(k - x)/t]) L[k_, c_, x_, t_] := .5*c*(k - x)*(1 + Erf[(k - x)/t]) I'm interested in ...
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Problem with Erf near Infinity in NSolve

I have to solve a differential equation involving the error function Erf, but my code is not able to evaluate it in the range I need. I think I can formulate my ...
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Work around bugs in Summation, Hypergeometric function?

I'm so confused I don't even know how to phrase the question, so here's what's happening: I need an analytic form for this: ...
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Expansion of a hypergeometric function takes ages with Mathematica 9 and 10 (regression?)

Mathematica 8 (Linux version) can evaluate AbsoluteTiming[Series[Hypergeometric2F1[1, 1 - eps/2, 3 - eps, 1/2], {eps, 0, 0}]] in no time. On one of the ...
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Orthogonal Collocation Using Jacobi Polynomials

I'm trying to solve a PDE(diffusion-reaction in a spherical catalyst pellet) using Jacobi Orthogonal Collocation method. But at the stage of solving the system of ODEs(using ...
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Is this answer true?

I was using Mathematica to get the series solution for Legendre equation. But when I get the recurrence relation and use RSolve: ...
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Gamma Incomplete Function representation in Mathematica and Matlab

I am confused about incomplete gamma function calculation in Mathematica and MATLAB: For example, in Mathematica: Gamma[5,3] = 19.56 But in MATLAB: ...
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Is there an easy way to let mathematica print out every Erfc and InverseErfc as F and F^{-1}

Mathematica uses complementary error function and its inverse as functions for example when integral of a Gaussian is taken. Therefore, all output expressions of Mathematica involve Erfc and ...
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Hypergeometric function with a matrix argument

I am looking for the evaluation of a Hypergeometric function with a matrix argument as for example in Ploev and Edelman or as showcased in this Wikipedia article. From what I understand from ...
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Why is the Spherical Bessel Function acting strangely at this point?

I'm doing some computation that requires the use of Spherical Bessel Functions of the 1st kind, at high orders and values. So, I managed to find this, while running it over a wide range of values. I ...
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Using Assumptions in Expressions that Evaluate to be Elliptic Integrals

I have the following integral that I am trying to evaluate in Mathematica: $\int \sqrt{\alpha + m g l \cos(q)} dq$. If $\alpha > m g l$, then the result is a complete elliptic integral of the ...
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Having trouble interpreting the results DSolve gives for the Laguerre equation

I am trying to solve a second order ODE using Mathematica. Before I get into solving my (more complicated) problem, I am trying to use DSolve on known ODEs to check that the answer that Mathematica ...
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Why minimization does not work with symbolic array as arguments

If I try to minimize with constraints a function of several variables, with Gamma regularized function involved in the constraints it seems to works, as shown below (this is just a dummy example ...
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Computational Complexity of HypergeometricPFQ

What is the computational complexity of HypergeometricPFQ? I got a result of a product of a multinomial and HypergeometricPFQ and I was wondering if that would be considered a closed form solution ...
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Imaginary terms in the derivative of Jacobi theta function (2) on the real line

I am trying to calculate/plot the derivative of the second Jacobi theta function $d\theta_2(0, e^{-\pi t} )/dt$. Calculating or plotting the function itself works fine: ...
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Error Function Integral (Erf)

Any idea how to solve analytically this integral Integrate[(a Erf[a Sqrt[b/(a^2 + b)] c])/(a^2 + b)^(3/2), a] I tried substitution u=a^2 + b, but it didn't work. ...
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Possible bug / numerical issues with HypergeometricU — any suggestions for a fast workaround?

I've encountered some problematic behaviour with HypergeometricU. I have a probability distribution on the positive integers that takes the following form after ...
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Real or Imaginary result of spherical bessel and hankel functions of imaginary arguments

I am trying to calculate a rather complicate expression involving Spherical Bessel and Hankel functions. My problem is that somehow for pure imaginary arguments the functions are not pure real or ...
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NIntegrate and Integrate of a Spherical Bessel function

I am trying to integrate over a spherical bessel function. I have used both the Integrate and NIntegrate functions in Mathematica but the values given by each do not match. Any reason why this ...
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Plotting Fresnel function

I am trying to plot the partial sums and the Cesàro means of the function $\sqrt{|x|}$ and for $a_{n}$, I obtained the following code which contains FresnelS. ...
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Fast Spherical Harmonics radiative transfer

This is a rather specific question and I apologize for spamming you with some lengthy code. But it could be interesting for some reader and maybe you can help out, so please bear with me. I am using ...
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Root finding: zeroes of Mathieu function

I am finding the roots of the Mathieu sine function, and find Mathematica and Maple do not agree on the solutions. For example, consider the solutions of ...
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Assigning an analytical approximation to the error function erf(x)

Working with some iterative integral equations, I have Gaussian density functions involved therein. Integrating the Gaussian function I obtain the error function. When I take the second integration, ...
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How to define $\operatorname{Mc}$ and $\operatorname{Ms}$ Mathieu functions in terms of MathieuC and MathieuS?

Reading multiple books about Mathieu functions, I always come across notation like $\operatorname{ce}_r(z,q)$, $\operatorname{se}_r(z,q)$ for angular functions and $\operatorname{Ce}_r(z,q)$, ...
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How to take conjugate of a function?

Naïvely this is what happens and it obviously is not helpful! ...
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Why can't I change the value of MaxRecursion in NIntegrate when integrating BesselJ?

Bug introduced in 8.0.4 or earlier and persists through 10.0.2. I am trying to evaluate this integral numerically $$ \int_0^{\infty } J_0(q R) \tanh(q) \, \mathrm{d}q $$ for large values of $R$. ...
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Complete definition of special functions in Mathematica [closed]

How can one display the actual integral involved in special functions like this MarcumQ[2, a, b] in Mathematica?
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Defining functions that depend upon other functions which depend upon other functions and so on

The problem is that I have to evaluate functions, that take output from previous functions, and combine them to form new functions, and do some operations and evaluate the value at new function. But, ...
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How to find and verify relationships between functions?

MMa gave me a complicated result involving Hypergeometric0F1's. It was much less complicated after I discovered this identity: ...
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Probability of multivariate normal being positive on each coordinate

How can I find the probability that each coordinate of a specified multivariate normal distribution is positive? I tried the following, which I believed should work ...
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EllipticF reduction

Is it possible to reduce the following Z to Legendre form Elliptic integral of the First kind? $$ \int \dfrac {\sec u\; du } {\sqrt{ (1- {(\nu \tan u)}^2 }} ..(1*)$$ With ...
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How to make the result of Piecewise be a closed interval?

Description This question comes from two questions. Namely Q1 and Q2 The defintion of B-Spline basis function as shown below: Let $\vec{U}=\{u_0,u_1,\ldots,u_m\}$ a nondecreasing sequence of real ...
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Inverse gradient operator

I found a nice paper about inverse vector operators here. I have successfully implemented a Mathematica function for most of them, however I can't figure out how to do inverse gradient (page 7 in the ...
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Using `Fold` to show stages of Euler product formula

I would like to recursively replicate each stage of the Euler product proof. This does it: ...
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Is there a LogBeta function like the LogGamma?

In a computation, I need Log[Beta[alpha+j,beta-j+n]] of some kind. Is there a LogBeta function built-in to avoid any under/over ...
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Inverse of LogIntegral

I wanted the inverse logarithmic intgral, so I typed InverseFunction[LogIntegral] and received the expected symbolic answer. But when I try to integrate it or ...
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Lower branch of Lambert W function in mathematica

I am interested in values of Lambert W function, which is defined as the solution to equation $ z = W(z) e^{W(z)} . $ The solution is not, however, single valued, but branches into two solution for $z ...
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Define and plot a piecewise function with parameters [closed]

I have this function , but i do not know how to define it in mathematica \begin{equation} f_t(x)=% \begin{cases} i& \text{$\frac{1}{1+i}<|x-t|\le \frac{1}{i}$} \\ ...