Questions on special functions, useful functions that frequently appear in pure and applied mathematics (usually not including "elementary" functions).

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inverting a complicated function.

Is it ever possible to rewrite a function, such as $$ x - A\sqrt{y(x)} + B\tanh\left(\sqrt{y(x)}\right) +C =0 $$ in terms of $y(x)$. By invert, I mean, optimistically, express using something like ...
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How can I show that this Jacobi polynomial can be expressed as the sum of these two Legendre polynomials?

Let $n\in \mathbb{N}^+$ be a positive integer. Let $L_n\colon \mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{R}$ be the $n$'th order Legendre polynomial. Let $J_n^{(\alpha,\beta)}\colon \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ be the ...
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Identifying a function

I am reading a piece of a physic paper where a function is mentioned without being given a name or reference - I guess it is a canonical one and that I should be familiar with. The expression goes ...
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Show that $J_n(x)$ satisfies Bessel equation $ x^2 \frac{d^2 y}{dx^2} + x \frac{dy}{dx} + (x^2 - n^2)y = 0 $

Here is the definition of the Bessel function I am starting with a definition as an integral. $$ J_n(x) = \frac{1}{2\pi} \int_{-\pi}^\pi e^{i n t - x \sin t} \, dt $$ Essentially we have computed ...
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The derivatives of Riemann xi function

What are the first few values of derivatives of Riemann xi function at zero? Is there any general formula for calculating the nth derivative of the riemann zeta function at zero? What happens to the ...
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Improper Integral $\int_0^1\frac{\arcsin^2(x^2)}{\sqrt{1-x^2}}dx$

$$I=\int_0^1\frac{\arcsin^2(x^2)}{\sqrt{1-x^2}}dx\stackrel?=\frac{5}{24}\pi^3-\frac{\pi}2\log^2 2-2\pi\chi_2\left(\frac1{\sqrt 2}\right)$$ This result seems to me digitally correct? Can we prove ...
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Closed form of an integral $\int_0^{\pi/2} \ln^n (\sin x) \, dx$

Let $n \in \mathbb{N}$. May we have a closed form for the integral: $$\mathcal{J}=\int_0^{\pi/2} \ln^n (\sin x) \, {\rm d}x$$ One obvious approach would be to go through beta functions and ...
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A formula for length of representation of a number in a “base” without zeros

If you had 2 items the sequence would go like this: $$1,1,2,2,2,2,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5, \ldots$$ This is $\lfloor\log_2(n+2)\rfloor$. What if I ...
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Function with infinite maxima and minima [closed]

Can you please give an example of a function with an infinite number of maxima and minima occurring in any finite time interval? Edit: This question came to me as I was reading on the dirichlet ...
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Giving two examples of functions with some properties.

This is a question from a list. Obtain two $\mathcal{C}^\infty$ functions $f,g:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ satisfying these properties: $f(x)=0 \Leftrightarrow 0\leq x\leq 1$; $g(x)=x$ if $|x|\leq 1$, ...
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Book recommendation on special functions

I am currently studying real analysis from rudin and really like the chapter on special functions. But Rudin does not give much knowledge about those topics. Reading the references I found book by ...
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Legendre functions - Derivation of the recursion relation

From the following: $$\sum_0^\infty [ n(n-1)a_nx^{n-2} - n(n-1)a_n x^n -2na_nx^n + l(l+1)a_n x^n ] = 0$$ (a) I'm trying to get to: $$\sum_0^\infty [ (n+2)(n+1)a_{n+2} - [n(n+1) + l(l+1)]a_n]x^n = ...
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Compute $\int_0^{\infty} Q_1(y,b) \frac{y}{\sigma^2} \exp{(-y^2/(2\sigma^2))} \, dy$

We know that the first order Marcum Q-function can be represented as $$Q_1(y, b)=\int_{b}^{\infty} x \exp{(-(x^2+y^2)/2)} I_0(y x) \, dx ,$$ where $I_0(\cdot)$ is the modified Bessel function of the ...
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About Beta function $B(\alpha,r\alpha +1)‎\rightarrow‎ 0$

I want to show that $$B(\alpha,r\alpha +1)‎\rightarrow‎ 0$$ when $r‎\rightarrow‎ \infty$ and $0< \alpha <1$. with thanks
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Integral with incomplete gamma function

I am trying to solve this integral: \begin{equation} \frac{1}{c^{b}}\int_{0}^{\infty} x^{n}\, e^{-a x}\, \gamma(b,c(-d+x)) \ \mathrm{d}x \end{equation} where, $n>0$ is an integer, and $a$, $b$, ...
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Interpretation of diagonal detail in Haar Wavelet Transforms

I am a statistics grad student, and I have just begun exploring the topic of wavelet regression (specifically, Haar wavelets for discrete functions). I understand the generalization from a one ...
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Integrals involving whittaker functions.

I want to compute the following integrals: $$ \int y^{a} e^{\frac{1}{2}y}M_{k,m}(y)dy $$ where a is an arbitrary constant and $M_{k,m}$ is a whittaker function of the first kind. I already know that ...
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Computing the limit of an integral

Consider the following integral $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(t) K(\frac{a-t}{h})dt $$ where (1) $h>0$, $a \in \mathbb{R}$ (2) $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow[0,\infty)$ is such that ...
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integral include lower incomplete gamma

I am trying to calculate the following integral: $$ \int_0^{\infty}e^{-\beta x}\gamma(\alpha,\theta x)dx $$ where all parameters are positive. Any help , Thanks!
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Calculate (or estimate) $S(x)=\sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{\zeta(kx)}{k!}$.

Let $x\in\mathbb R$, $x>1$ and $$S(x)=\sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{\zeta(kx)}{k!}$$ where $\zeta(x)$ is the Riemann zeta function. Calculate (or estimate) $S(x)$.
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How to prove this limit of Airy Function.

I have no idea how to prove this limit $$\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty }\exp\left ( \frac{2x^{3/2}}{3} \right )\sqrt[4]{x}\mathrm{Ai}\left ( x \right )=\frac{1}{2\sqrt{\pi }}$$ where ...
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Another beta integral due to Cauchy.

I have the following identity which I want to prove: $$C(x,y):= \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{dt}{(1+it)^x(1-it)^y} = \frac{\pi \cdot 2^{2-x-y}\Gamma(x+y-1)}{\Gamma(x)\Gamma(y)}$$ where ...
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Behavior of $J/I$ w.r.t $m_1$, $I=\int_{m_1k}^{\infty} t^{N-k}e^{-t} dt$ and $J=(m_1k)^{N-k} e^{-m_1k}-\int_{m_1k}^{\infty} \log(t) t^{N-k}e^{-t} dt$

Let us define $I=\int_{m_1k}^{\infty} t^{N-k}e^{-t} dt$ and $J=(m_1k)^{N-k} e^{-m_1k}-\int_{m_1k}^{\infty} \log(t) t^{N-k}e^{-t} dt$. We assume that $m_1 \ge 0$, $k \ge 0$ and $k \le N$. Using the ...
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Integration involving Error function

I am interested in the following integral $$\int_0^\infty x^n\text{Erf}[ax]j_m(bx)dx,$$ where Erf is the error function $j_n$ is the spherical Bessel function of first kind. Does the analytical ...
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How to know if I can't solve an equation with “standard” methods?

I'm particularly fascinated by transcendental equations whose posses closed form solutions and when I pose some of them to my friends or teachers I heard a lot of "You can't solve this in closed form" ...
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What the inverse function of $_2F_1(a,b;c;z)$

What the inverse function of the function $f(z)$ given by $$ f(z) = \, _2F_1(a,b;c;z), \quad \mid z \mid <1, $$ where is the Gauss hypergeometric function given by $$ ...
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Same values for Gamma Function

I was thinking about the Gamma function, which for an integer positive argument is nothing but the factorial function. Using the integral representation, namely $$\Gamma[x] = \int_0^{+\infty}\ ...
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How could I solve $\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} x^2e^{-x^2}dx$ apply special function gamma

I try solve the integral $$\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} t^2e^{-t^2}dt$$ I do not know but I think that I should apply $gamma\ function$, which is $$ \Gamma (x)=\int_{0}^{\infty} t^{x-1}e^{-t}dt$$ Like ...
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How could one solve $\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{1-t^4}dt$ with special functions?

How could one solve $$\int_0^\infty \frac{1}{1-t^4} \, dt\,?$$ I have to apply special functions, so I thought that I have to use the change variable $$u=t^4,$$ but $$du=4t^3\,dt$$ and when ...
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Evaluating an integral involving $(a-x)^ne^{-1/x}/x^2$

Let $a>0$ be a small parameter and consider a fixed integer $n\geq 0$. Is it true that $$ \int_0^a \frac{(a-x)^n e^{-1/x}}{x^2}\ dx=n! a^{2n}e^{-1/a}(1+O(a)) $$ as $a\to 0$? I have verified this ...
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Integration of Associated Legendre Polynomial

I am interested in the following integral $$I=\int_{-1}^1P_\ell^2(x)P_n(x)\mathrm{d}x,$$ where $P_n(x)$ is Legendre Polynomial of $n$th order, and $P_\ell^2$ is Associated Legendre Polynomial. Any one ...
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Elliptical Integral that diverges at one point

I have to solve the following integral $$I=\int_{\lambda_1}^yd\lambda\frac{1}{1-\lambda}\sqrt{\frac{(\lambda-\lambda_1)(\lambda-\lambda_2)(\lambda-\lambda_4)}{\lambda-\lambda_3}}$$ where ...
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Prove that this expression involving $_2 F_1$ and Gamma functions is identically zero

While attempting an answer to the question Evaluation of $\displaystyle \int_{1}^{3}\left[\sqrt{1+(x-1)^3}+(x^2-1)^{\frac{1}{3}}\right]dx$, after a few manipulations I came across the following ...
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Calculating $I=\int_{-1}^1{\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{1-x}}P_n(x)} \, dx$ where $P_n$ is a Legendre Polynomial.

Calculating $$I=\int_{-1}^1{\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{1-x}}P_n(x)} \, dx$$ Where $P_n$ is a Legendre Polynomial. My progress: For any integral of the form: $$\int_{-1}^1{f(x)P_n(x)} \, dx$$ Usinng Rodrigues ...
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Meijer G-function limit for $z\rightarrow\infty$

I am trying to understand if the integral $$f(R)=\int_a^R\frac{K_1(r)dr}{r}$$ has a finite limit for $R\rightarrow\infty$. With Wolfram Mathematica I got the following primitive: $$\frac{1}{4} ...
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How To Prove The following equation?

The equation arised in the paper:Exact and asympototic representations of the sound field in a stratified ocean.That is the equation(3.12) for solving the problem $$\Delta ...
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How to verfy if the approximations of the complex error function have no poles?

I found an article published few days ago in arXiv:1601.01261 that shows a very simple Matlab code for computation of the complex error function (aka the Faddeeva function) defined as \begin{equation} ...
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gegenbauer polynomial

Usually, Gegenbuaer polynomial is denoted by $C^{(\lambda )}_{n}(x)$ with $\lambda >-1/2$. My question: is it possible to generalize Gegenbuaer polynomial for $Re(\lambda)>-1/2, \lambda \in ...
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Estimate lower incomplete gamma function $\left|\gamma(n,z)-\gamma(n,-z)\right|$.

From Wikipedia, the upper incomplete gamma function is defined as: $$\Gamma(s,x) = \int_x^{\infty} t^{s-1}\,e^{-t}\,{\rm d}t ,\,\!$$ whereas the lower incomplete gamma function is defined as: ...
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Airy transform of gaussian on half-line: $\int_{0}^\infty dx\, e^{-x^2}\text{Ai}(y-x)$

Background. The Airy transform of $f$ is defined as $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty dx\, f(x)\,\text{Ai}(y-x)\;.$$ $\text{Ai}$ denotes Airy function, $$\text{Ai}(x)=\frac{1}{\pi}\int_{-\infty}^\infty ...
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What is the following expression equal to?

What is the following expression equal to? $$z^{\alpha } \left(\, _2F_1\left(1,-\alpha ;1-\alpha ;\frac{1}{z}\right)+\, _2F_1(1,\alpha ;\alpha +1;z)-1\right)$$ The derivative of it with respect to z ...
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What is the general theory of solving polynomial equations “beyond radicals”?

For example, using Bring radicals or elliptic functions to solve quintic equations. Wikipedia says that similar methods can be used for higher degree polynomials, but I'm struggling on finding ...
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Extract imaginary part of $\text{Li}_3\left(\frac{2}{3}-i \frac{2\sqrt{2}}{3}\right)$ in closed form

We know that polylogarithms of complex argument sometimes have simple real and imaginary parts, e.g. $\mathrm{Re}[\text{Li}_2(i)]=-\frac{\pi^2}{48}$ Is there a closed form (free of polylogs and ...
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Wigner 3j for Interchanged $m$

I am given with two wigner j coefficients $$\begin{pmatrix} \ell_1&\ell_2&\ell_3\\ m& 0& -m\end{pmatrix},$$ and $$\begin{pmatrix} \ell_1&\ell_2&\ell_3\\ -m& 0& ...
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Reference for Fractional calculus and Differential Operators

I`ve been struggling with Fractional calculus and differential operators while studying special functions, and got to the conclusion that I need some references for them. So I ask for as many ...
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Limit with the Appell F1 function

While attempting to solve this problem I ran into a nasty limit. Mathematica claims that the indefinite integral ...
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Conjecture $\sum_{m=1}^\infty\frac{y_{n+1,m}y_{n,k}}{[y_{n+1,m}-y_{n,k}]^3}\overset{?}=\frac{n+1}{8}$, where $y_{n,k}=(\text{BesselJZero[n,k]})^2$

While solving a quantum mechanics problem using perturbation theory I encountered the following sum $$ S_{0,1}=\sum_{m=1}^\infty\frac{y_{1,m}y_{0,1}}{[y_{1,m}-y_{0,1}]^3}, $$ where ...
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How to compute this integrale $\int_{\mathbb R^3} e^{-i\left<x,y\right>} e^{-a\| x\|} \| x\|^{\frac{5}{2} } dx$

I would like to calculate the following integral $$I(a,y)=\int_{\mathbb R^3} e^{-i\left<x,y\right>} e^{-a\| x\|} \| x\|^{\frac{5}{2}} dx, \quad a>0, y\in \mathbb R^3 .$$ Here's what I did: In ...
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Integration on complex spheres and Gamma function

I'm studying special functions, especially Jacobi functions, related to the rank one groups ($U(1, n; \mathbb{F})$ where $\mathbb{F}$ is $\mathbb{C}$ or $\mathbb{H}$, the skew-field of quaternions), ...
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Integral in terms of special function

I'm trying to express the integral given below in terms of special functions. $$\int_{1}^{\infty}\left(-1\right)^{n}x^{-1-a}\left[\ln\left(e^{\left(x-1\right)/b}-1\right)\right]^{n}\mathrm{d}x$$ I ...