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Finding the Bessel function from its derivative

I have a situation: $A_k\frac{\partial J_m(k\rho)}{\partial \rho}=0$. where $k=k_1$ for $0\leq\rho\leq a$ and $k=k_2$ for $a \leq \rho \leq \Lambda-a$ with $a,\Lambda\leq \infty$. Can I proceed with ...
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Product of two Whittaker functions

According to 6.669.3 of Gradshteyn and Ryzhik the following identity $$ W_{a,b}(z_1)\,W_{a,b}(z_2) = \frac{2\sqrt{z_1z_2}}{\Gamma(1/2+b-a)\,\Gamma(1/2-b-a)}\int_0^\infty ...
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Calculating the limit with integrals of Bessel function

I have $\alpha,\alpha_{0}$ complex numbers. Now I would like to calculate the following: $$\lim\limits_{\epsilon\rightarrow ...
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Interesting special functions identity involving the inner product of real spherical harmonics with a cosecant weight function

In spherical coordinates $\Omega=(\theta,\phi)\in[0,\pi]\otimes[0,2\pi]$, define the inner product $$C_{L_1m_1}^{L_2m_2}:=\left\langle Y_{L_1m_1},\rho,Y_{L_2m_2}\right\rangle=\int ...
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Definite integral involving bessel functions of first and second kind

Is there any standard solution of the integral: $\lim_{\epsilon \to 0} \int_{\epsilon}^{a} J_m(k_1\rho)Y_m(k_2\rho)\rho \, d\rho$. where the integer $m\geq0$ and $a<\infty$
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Definite integral of product of two bessel functions of different order and different argument

What is the solution of the integral: $\int_0^a J_m(k_2\rho)J_{m+1}(k_1\rho)d\rho$ where the integer $m\geq0$
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Weighting values using curves

I am in the field of computer programming but I think my question is maths based. I have tried several google searches on this matter but nothing has come up with what I am looking for, probably ...
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Incomplete gamma function and hypergeometric function to Meijer-G

can somebody help me to convert the incomplete gamma function and the hypergeometric function (in the forms shown below and as a function of z) into a form of Meijer-G function?
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Integral $I=\int_0^\infty \frac{\ln(1+x) Li_2 (-x)}{x^{3/2}} dx$

Hello can you please help me solve this integral $$ \int_0^\infty \frac{\ln(1+x) Li_2 (-x)}{x^{3/2}} dx=-\frac{2\pi}{3}(\pi^2+24\ln 2). $$ I am trying to work through all logarithmic integrals. Note, ...
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Fourier expansion of the complexified Gram series

Consider the Riemann's R function, also known as the Gram series: $$\text{R}(x)=1+\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{\left(\log x\right)^{k}}{kk!\zeta(k+1)}$$ Now consider the form: $$\text{R}\left(e^{2\pi ix} ...
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Integral computation of $\int_0^\pi \mathrm d t \sin(a\cos t/2) \mathrm{sinh}(b\sin t/2)$

I'm having trouble computing an integral. $$ I=\int_0^1 \frac{\mathrm{d}x}{2x(1-x)}\left(x-\cosh\left(\frac{t\sqrt{1-x}}{\tau}\right)+\sqrt{1-x}\text{ ...
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An example of a homeomorphism on $[0,1]^2$ with constant Jacobian determinant $\pm1$

Let $T(x,y):=(t_1(x,y),t_2(x,y))$ be a continuous bijection, namely a homeomorphism on $[0,1]^2$. I am trying to find a $T$ such that $\det(J_T)=1$. (*) The trivial cases are $T(x,y)=(x,y)$, ...
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Prove that $\lim\limits_{x\to\infty} \frac{\Gamma(x+1,x(1+\epsilon))}{x\Gamma(x)}=0$.

I conjecture that for any $\epsilon>0$, we have $$ \lim_{x\to\infty} \frac{\Gamma(x+1,x(1+\epsilon))}{x\Gamma(x)}=0 $$ where $\Gamma(x,a) = \int_a^\infty t^{x-1}e^{-t} \mathrm{d}t$ denotes the ...
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solution of another definite integral

Does the following integral converge or not? \begin{align} && \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} (-\varphi)^k \binom{\frac1\varphi+k}{k}\int_{-\infty}^\infty\beta x^n e^{-\beta x(k+1)}dx&& ...
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finding value of definite integral

Does the following definite integral exist here $\alpha > 0$ and $n$ is positive integer.
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search for closed form solution of definite integral

Integrate/hint for this definite integral $$\int_0^\infty(\log\theta)^n\frac{1}{\theta^{k+2}}\text{d}\theta,$$ where $n$ and $k$ are positive integers. It is a simplified form of my earlier question ...
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Does this really converge to 1/e? (Massaging a sum)

Short version: can we prove that $$\sum_{k=0}^n (-1)^k \binom{n}{k}^2 \frac{k!}{n^{2k}} \to \frac1e$$ as $n \to \infty$? Long version: First, consider $$a_n = \sum_{k=0}^n \frac{(-1)^k}{k!}$$ It is ...
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positively homogeneous function

A function $f:X→\mathbb{R}$ is said to be positive homogeneous of degree $k\in\mathbb{R}$ if $f(tx)=t^kf(x)$ for every $x\in X$ and every $t\in\mathbb{R}_{++}$. For $X=\mathbb{R}_+$, the sample ...
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Function returning number of subsets of size $k$ of a set of size $n$.

I am looking for a function that returns the number of subsets of size $k$ of a set of size $n$. Ideally, the function is commonly used. I took a look at the binomial coefficient. However, there ...
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Beta function proof

Show that : $$\beta \left( x,n\right) =\dfrac {\left( n-1\right) !}{x\left( x+1\right) \left( x+2\right) ....\left( x+n-1\right) }$$ My attempt : $$\beta \left( x,n\right) =\dfrac {\Gamma \left( ...
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Expressing upper incomplete gamma function of half-integer order in terms of gamma function?

N. M. Temme, "Special Functions" (Wiley 1996) gives the following expression that expresses the upper incomplete gamma function in terms of the ordinary gamma function, for integer orders: $$ ...
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Integration by using special functions

$$\int ^{\pi }_{0}\dfrac {dt}{\sqrt {3-\cos t}}$$ How can you solve the following equation by using alpha/gamma functions and putting $$\cos t=1-2\sqrt {u}$$
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How to prove this integral representation of Bessel function?

I'm trying to prove this integral representation: $$J_\nu = \frac{({x/2})^\nu}{\Gamma(\nu+1/2)\sqrt{\pi}}\int_{-1}^{1}(1-t^2)^{\nu-1/2}e^{itx}dt$$ I think countour integration would be useful, but ...
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Bessel function with shifted argument

Is there any standard practice which may represents $J_m(a\pm kx)$ in terms of $J_m(kx)$
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Bessel function with shifted argument

Is there any standard practice which may represents $J_m(a\pm kx)$ in terms of $J_m(kx)$ where $a$ is any constant and $m$ is integer $>-1$
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Is there a way to simplify Legendre-squared sum $\sum_{n} \frac{[P'_{n}(x)]^2}{n(n+1)}$

Is there a closed-form expression for $$F(x) = \sum_{n=2,{\rm even}}^{\infty} \frac{[P'_{n}(x)]^2}{n(n+1)}$$ where $P'_{n}(x)$ is the derivative of the $n^{\rm th}$ Legendre polynomial? Simple ...
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modern analysis: step functions with upper and lower sums [duplicate]

A function $f$ defined on $[a,b]$ is a step function if there is a partition $P$ such that $f$ is constant on each subinterval of $P$ a. Show that upper and lower sums are integrals of step ...
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analytic solution to definte integral

I am looking for Analytic solution to a definite integral. Or an approriate transformation to apply. the conditions on $\alpha$ , $\beta$ being positive real numbers while $n$ is positive integer.the ...
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non-sequential sequence function

if i remember correctly (i had one workshop on numerics years ago, sorry for my lack of knowledge) there is a way to create some sort of hash function that gives you a non sequential sequence. This ...
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Taylor series of a rational function

I am facing some complicated integral, which part of it is $$\frac{z^{M-1}}{(1+(\eta z)^n)^p}$$ I think if I find the taylor series of this part the integral might be solved. So, can someone help me ...
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Conjectured closed form of $G^{2~2}_{3~3}\left(1\middle|\begin{array}c1,1;b+1\\b,b;0\end{array}\right)$

In my answer to this question, I come across the following case of the Meijer G-function: $$F(b)=G^{2~2}_{3~3}\left(1\middle|\begin{array}c1,1;b+1\\b,b;0\end{array}\right), b>0$$ and based on my ...
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Real roots plot of the modified bessel function

Could anyone point me a program so i can calculate the roots of $$ K_{ia}(2 \pi)=0 $$ here $ K_{ia}(x) $ is the modified Bessel function of second kind with (pure complex)index 'k' :D My conjecture ...
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Closed form for $\int_{-\infty}^0\operatorname{Ei}^3x\,dx$

Let $\operatorname{Ei}x$ denote the exponential integral: $$\operatorname{Ei}x=-\int_{-x}^\infty\frac{e^{-t}}tdt.\tag1$$ It's not difficult to find that ...
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Integral of incomplete gamma function

I am trying to integrate this: $$\int_0^\infty z^{-|M|-1}\,\Gamma(A,z)\;dz$$ where $A$ is a real positive, and note that the power of $z$ is $-|M|-1$, i.e., is forced to be negative real.
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Help with taylor series as part of an integral involving gamma function

I am facing some strange problem regarding the Taylor series for this function: $$\frac{1}{(1+(\eta z)^n)^p} = ...
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I need an even function that grows faster than cosh(x)

Does anyone know of any even special functions that grow very fast, faster than $\cosh(x)$? (Not the exponential) (Further info): ...
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Fourier transform of $\operatorname{erfc}^3\left|x\right|$

(this is a follow-up on my another question) Could you please help me to find the Fourier transform of $$f(x)=\operatorname{erfc}^3\left|x\right|,$$ where $\operatorname{erfc}z$ denotes the the ...
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eigenfunctions in a Sturm-Liouville problem

I've found that the eigenfunctions in a certain Sturm-Liouville problem satisfy a differential equation whose general solution is $\phi(x)= x^{a}[C_1M(a,2a+2,x)+C_2U(a,2a+2,x)]$, $x\ge0$, where $M$ is ...
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asymptotics of tricomi function

What's the asymptotic behavior of the Tricomi confluent hypergeometric function $U(a,b,z)$ when $|z|\to0$ and $b$ is complex but with $Re(b)=1$. The Abramowitz and Stegun handbook does not seem to ...
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product of different order Bessel function integral

$\displaystyle w = \int_0^\infty r\; J_\mu(ar)\;J_\theta(br)\; \text{d}r $ I'd like to solve this integral ,where a and b are real and positive constant. any information regarding this integral help ...
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Limit of a hyperpower function

i have a question regarding this class of equations: Let $\gamma(x)=x^x$ Let $\Psi_n(x)=\underbrace{\gamma(x)\circ\gamma(x)\circ\gamma(x)}_n$, such that $\Psi_1(x)=\gamma(x)$ and ...
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Learning about the gamma function.

I have just started learning about the gamma function but the books I have are not sufficient to give me a complete picture of it. Can you guys suggest some online resources/free books where I can ...
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Connection between Expected power and Expected Energy over Frequency - Dirac Delta Squared?

I know math people don't like the Dirac delta, so feel free to answer with your measure theory - I'll try my best to understand. Suppose $x$ is a WSS stochastic process $\{x[n] : n \in ...
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Integral $\int_{-\infty}^\infty J^3_0(x) e^{i\omega x}dx $

Hi I am trying to evaluate the integral $$ \mathcal{I}(\omega)=\int_{-\infty}^\infty J^3_0(x) e^{i\omega x}dx $$ analytically. We can also write $$ \mathcal{I}(\omega)=\mathcal{FT}\big(J^3_0(x)\big) ...
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integral involving hypergeometric function

I've obtained that the eigenfunctions of a certain Sturm-Liouville problem are: $$ \phi(x,\lambda) = C\cdot(1/x)^{-1/2\pm i\lambda}\Psi(-1/2\pm i\lambda, 1\pm2i\lambda,1/x), $$ where $C$ is a ...
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Zeta function for negative integers

I already proved that $\zeta(z)=\frac{1}{\Gamma(z)}\int_0^\infty\frac{t^{z-1}}{e^t-1}dt=\frac{\Gamma(z-1)}{2\pi i}\int_{-\infty}^0\frac{t^{z-1}}{e^{-t}-1}dt$ Now the Benoulli numbers are defined by ...
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Strange closed forms for hypergeometric functions

So in the process of trying to find a derivation for this answer, the following interesting equalities arose (one can check with Wolfram Alpha/Mathematica): $$\frac{8\sqrt{2}G^4}{5\pi^2} ...
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integral equation with beta kernel

Is there any way to solve the integral equation $$ z(a,b;x) = 1+\dfrac{(1+x)^{b}}{B(a,b)}\int_0^c\dfrac{y^{a-1}}{(1+x+y)^{a+b}}z(a,b;y)\,dy,\;\;x\ge0, $$ where $a,b,c>0$ are parameters, and ...
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Beta function identity for $B(z,z)$

I would like to derive the identity $B(z,z)=2^{1-2z}B(z,\frac{1}{2})$ somehow. The Beta function is defined as $B(p,q)=\int_0^1 t^{p-1}(1-t)^{q-1}dt$ where $Re(p), Re(q)>0$ I used the ...
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An additive function with capability to retrieve individual components

Assume a set of points in a path $A,B,C,D$ and $E$. Starting from point $A$ assuming single direction there are 4 possible paths as $AB, ABC, ABCD, ABCDE$ with identifies 1 to 4 representing each ...