# Tagged Questions

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

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### Evaluating an integral by substitution and special functions [duplicate]

How can I evaluate this integral? $$\int_{0}^{1} \frac{dx}{\sqrt{{1+x^4} }}$$ I tried using the substitution $x=\mathrm{e}^{-u}$ but I got nowhere.
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### If $\Gamma(z)\Gamma(1-z)=\frac{\pi}{\sin(\pi z)}$ holds for $0<z<1$, then also for $0<\operatorname{Re}(z)<1$

In Special Functions p. 10, it has proven that $$\Gamma(z)\Gamma(1-z)=\frac{\pi}{\sin(\pi z)},$$ for $0<z<1$. Then it says that this equality implies for $0<\operatorname{Re}(z)<1$. I do ...
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### Integral involving power of trigonometric functions

I'm having a technical problem evaluating the following integral: $$\int_{r=0}^1\int_{\theta=0}^{\pi \over2} \cos^{2\epsilon -1}\theta \sin^{\epsilon-1}\theta e^{-ikr\sin^\epsilon\theta}d\theta dr$$ ...
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### Numerical integration of $E_1(x)$

I want to solve the following integral for $\gamma_0$: $$\int_{\gamma_0}^\infty \frac{1}{t}e^{-at} dt = c$$ for the specific values $a = 0.01$ and $c = 12.1$. As I understand, this is a variant of ...
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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 $n$'...
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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 as:...
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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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### Integral of combination of power, exponential, and confluent hypergeometric function

I am trying to solve a couple integrals of the form: \int_{0}^{\infty} x \, e^{-a(gx-b)^{2}}\,e^{-\beta_{1}x}\, {_{1}}F_{1}(-\alpha_{1};-\alpha_{3};\beta_{3} x) \ \mathrm{d}x \end{...
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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 $|x|\leq 1$, ...