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

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Simplify $\frac{\Gamma(n)}{\Gamma(n+a)}$ with $a\in\mathbb C$.

How can simplify the following expression? $$\frac{\Gamma(n)}{\Gamma(n+a)}\sim \cdots\text{ ?}$$ Where $a\in\mathbb C$, $n\in \mathbb N$. Any suggestions please? PS. For $a\in \mathbb R$ we have: ...
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Does a function relationship for a specific $y$ hold for any?

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\times \mathbb{R}\mapsto \mathbb{R}$ , continous $\forall$ $y$ in $\mathbb{R}$, $\exists$ $a,b$ such that $f(x,y) = ax + b$ $\forall$ $x$ in $\mathbb{R}$, $\exists$ $a',b'$ such ...
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$\frac{\sin(nx)}{\sin(x)}=(-4)^{(n-1)/2} \prod_{1\leq j \leq (n-1)/2}(\, \sin^2(x)-\sin^2(\frac{2\pi j}{n})\,)$

In Serre's A Course in Arithmetic, it states For $n$ odd and positive integer, proof that $\frac{\sin(nx)}{\sin(x)}=(-4)^{(n-1)/2} \prod_{1\leq j \leq (n-1)/2}(\,\sin^2(x)-\sin^2(\frac{2\pi ...
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Fourier transform all steps walkthrough for wave vector $k$ and $x$

Below is my walkthrough of a fourier transform. My problem is that I want to do all the similar steps for a fourier transform between position x and the wave vector k. That is working on a solution of ...
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Median of the F-distribution

Is the median of the F-distribution with m and n degrees of freedom decreasing in n, for any m? From experiments it looks like it might be, but I have been unable to prove it.
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how to compute this limit

compute $I=\lim\limits_{n\to+\infty}\sqrt[n]{\int\limits_0^1x^{n+1}(1-x)\cdots(1-x^n)dx}$ attempt: I tried to evaluate the integral $$\begin{align} ...
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is split function derivable

$ f(x) = \begin{cases} \frac{sin(x)}{x}, & x \ne0 \\ x+1, & x=0 \end{cases}$ I know that the function is a continuous function in R. But is this function derivable at x=0? I am not sure.. ...
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Calculate the following integral $\int_0^{\pi/2} \frac{\sin^m x\,\mathrm{d}x}{\sin x + \cos x}$, $m=2k-1$

At the moment I am studing the following integral $$K(m,n)= \int_0^{\pi/2} \frac{\sin^m x\,\mathrm{d}x}{\sin^nx + \cos^nx}.$$ For integers $m$,$n$. The question regarding both $K(1,1)$ and ...
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Identification of a curious function

During computation of some Shapley values (details below), I encountered the following function: $$ f\left(\sum_{k \geq 0} 2^{-p_k}\right) = \sum_{k \geq 0} \frac{1}{(p_k+1)\binom{p_k}{k}}, $$ where ...
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Rodrigues formula Associated Laguerre polynomial

Could you find the rodriguez formula of $$L_n^{\beta }\left(x^2\right)$$ knowing that $$\frac{\left(e^x x^{-\beta }\right) \frac{\partial ^n\left(e^{-x} x^{\beta }\right)}{\partial ...
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Inverse of elliptic integral of second kind

The Wikipedia articles on elliptic integral and elliptic functions state that “elliptic functions were discovered as inverse functions of elliptic integrals.” Some elliptic functions have names and ...
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Limit of Ratio of Chebyshev Polynomials

I have been trying to compute the limit $$\lim_{n\to\infty}{{U_n(x)^2}\over{U_{n-1}(x)^2+U_n(x)^2}}$$ where $U_n(x)$ is the $n$-th Chebyshev polynomial of the second kind and $x\ge 1$. Using software ...
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Simplify $\int_0^{\infty}\,dk\,\exp{(-\delta^2k^2)}\,J_1(kR)\frac{1}{1+bk^2}$

EDIT: I would love to find an analytical solution for this definite integral: $$\int_0^{\infty}\,dk\,\exp{(-\delta^2k^2)}\,J_1(kR)\frac{1}{1+bk^2}$$ with $\delta>0,\, R>0,\,b>0$. Does ...
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Infinite product representation for the Sine Integral $\mathrm{Si}(z)$

The infinite series representation of the sine integral (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trigonometric_integral, previous m.se question: Is there any infinite series representation of the sine ...
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Legendre's Chi- Function

I want to get the numerical value(twenty at thirty decimals) of $$\operatorname\chi_{2}(\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}})$$ Thanks you very much.
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Infinite sum of products of four Bessel functions

The discrete Schrödinger equation for two interacting electrons in 1D under an electric field reads $$ E\psi_{mn}=[(m+n)F+U\delta_{mn}]\psi_{mn}-\psi_{m+1,n}-\psi_{m-1,n} -\psi_{m,n+1}-\psi_{m,n-1}\ . ...
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What is the region ( area) of integration in Double mellin Barnes integral?

What is the region ( area) of integration in Double mellin Barnes integral ? In H-function of two variables we are using double Mellin-Barnes contour integration on s and t planes where s and t are ...
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Generalizing 1D function to higher dimensions

I have a function in 1D given by $f(x) = \tanh(x-x_1) + \tanh(x-x_2)$. I want to generalize this to two dimensions, such that it describes a circle. The function $f(x,y)$ has to have a form such that ...
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get a integral from another

if $\int\limits_{0}^{+\infty}x^3e^{-\alpha x^2} dx=\frac{1}{2A}$ then $\int\limits_{0}^{+\infty}x^4e^{-\alpha x^2} dx=$ i tried to use integration by parts $$\begin{align} ...
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Comprehensive summary of where the function $\pi^{-\frac x\pi}$ can be encountered

I am studying the special functions, including the Riemann Xi and Zeta, and everywhere a function $\pi^{-\frac x\pi}$ pops up, usually as multiplier to the Gamma function. But yet I am not sure this ...
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Definite integral of a hypergeometric function of an imaginary argument

How would one deal with such an integral? $$\int_0^\infty\frac{e^{-n r}}{r}{}_1F_1(i/k+1;2;2i kr) \, \mathrm{d} r$$ Here $F$ is the confluent hypergeometric function, $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and $k>0$ ...
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Numerical approximation of the modified Bessel function $I_0$ with radical argument for integration purposes

I have to numerically calculate the following definite integral $$\int_{\alpha}^{\beta}I_0(a\sqrt{1-x^2})dx$$ for different values of $\alpha$ and $\beta$, where $a$ has a value of, say, $30$. I'm ...
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evaluation of the limit $\lim_{u\to 0}\phantom{ }_0F_1(1,-u)u^{1-\alpha/2}$

What are the values of the limits \begin{equation} \lim_{u\to 0}\phantom{}_0F_1(1,-u)u^{1-\alpha/2}=?\\ \lim_{u\to \infty}\phantom{}_0F_1(1,-u)u^{1-\alpha/2}=? \end{equation} where ...
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2-increasing functions

I'm trying to learn about copulas. Two definitions I've come across are the H-volume of a rectangle, which is defined as $V_H=H(x_2,y_2)-H(x_2,y_1)-H(x_1,y_2)+H(x_1,y_1)$. The function H, whose ...
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the integral of $\sin(z^2) \exp\left({-4z^2xy \over y^2-x^2}\right)$ can be written in Fresnel integrals?

$$\int_{0}^{(y^2-x^2)/ 4t}s^{-1/2} \sin(s) \exp\left({-4sxy \over y^2-x^2}\right)\mathrm{d}s=2\int_{0}^{\sqrt{(y^2-x^2)/4t}}\sin(z^2) \exp\left({-4z^2xy \over y^2-x^2}\right)\mathrm{d}z$$ I applied ...
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Where can I find simple integration problems (and other computational exercises) involving special functions?

Working lots of computational exercises in my pre-calculus and calculus classes has given me a great deal of intuition in dealing with elementary functions. Thanks to these years of practice, I can ...
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Interesting log sine integrals $\int_0^{\pi/3} \log^2 \left(2\sin \frac{x}{2} \right)dx= \frac{7\pi^3}{108}$

Show that $$\begin{aligned} \int_0^{\pi/3} \log^2 \left(2\sin \frac{x}{2} \right)dx &= \frac{7\pi^3}{108} \\ \int_0^{\pi/3}x\log^2 \left(2\sin\frac{x}{2} \right)dx &= ...
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Write$\frac{\sin(nx)}{\sin(x)}$ as polynomial in $\sin^2(x)$ [closed]

How to write $\frac{\sin (nx)}{\sin(x)}$ as a polynomial of degree $\frac{(n-1)}{2}$ in $\sin^2(x)$, where $n$ is a positive odd number.
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About the Beta function : $\text{B}\left(\frac{4}{3},\frac{2}{3}\right)$.

Find the value of : $\text{B}\left(\frac{4}{3},\frac{2}{3}\right)$, where $\text{B}(x,y)$ is the Beta function. Why do I need this ? Because I want to calculate : $$ \int\limits_{ - \infty }^\infty ...
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Circumference of a superellipse?

Could someone help me formulate the circumference of a superellipse? $$\frac{x^n}{a^n} + \frac{y^n}{b^n} = 1$$ If it makes things easier, I'm considering only the cases $n>2$, and ...
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What is the sigmoid *squashing* function?

I've just read the following The basic unit ("neuron" i) performs the following computation to update its state $y_i$: it computes a weighted sum $v_i$ of its inputs $x:j$ which is passed ...
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Proving an “amazing” claim regarding $\zeta( 3)$ and Apéry's proof

I recently printed a paper that asks to prove the "amazing" claim that for all $a_1,a_2,\dots$ $$\sum_{k=1}^\infty\frac{a_1a_2\cdots a_{k-1}}{(x+a_1)\cdots(x+a_k)}=\frac{1}{x}$$ and thus (probably) ...
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How to find a $\theta$ function verifying this property?

Let $r>4$ and $n>1$ be positive integers. Intuitively, the infinite sum $$S=\sum_{m=1}^{∞}\frac{2m}{r^{m^2}}$$ is related to a $\theta$ function. However, I cannot find a way to calculate this ...
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Does sinc function have any special inverse function defined?

We know that $y=xe^x$ cannot be solved for $x$ using elementary functions. The Lagrange inversion theorem can be used for finding a "new" function that would be the inverse function of the above ...
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finding a harmonic sum using residues/complex analysis

Evaluate: $$S = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{H_n}{n^2}$$ Using complex analysis. I just needs hints, I have no attempts, but I believe is has to do with residues.
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Integrals involving Marqum Q and Gaussian functions

I want to evaluate the following double integral. Any closed form solution exists? $$I(x)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{-y^2}e^{-z^2} Q_1 \left[\sqrt{y^2+z^2},\sqrt{2x}\right]^2 ...
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sinc function in terms of Hermite function

Is there any formula which represent the sinc function $\operatorname{\rm sinc}(x)=\dfrac{\sin(\pi x)}{\pi x}$ (its expansion) in terms of the Chebychev-Hermite function?
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Software to compute spherical harmonics in higher than 3 dimensions (100 or maybe 500 dimensions)?

I have been trying to find an implementation of Spherical harmonics for higher dimensional data but I couldnt find anything in Sage, Mathematica, Matlab. Does anyone have any idea of a standard/fast ...
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How to Derive this Digamma identity?

I dont see the transition from $(-z)^k$ in the fist sum to the transition to $(z+2)^k$ in the second sum? How is that derived?
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Residue of $f(z)$ using Laurent Series at $z=-2$ [duplicate]

Calculate the residue of: $$f(z) = \frac{\psi(-z)}{(z+1)(z+2)^3} \space \text{at} \space z=-2$$ Where $\psi(z)$ is the digamma function, and $\zeta(z)$ is the Riemann-zeta function (below). The ...
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Weber-type integral

In connection with this answer, I came across the following integral: $$\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{du}{u} \: \,e^{-t u^2} \frac{J_0(u) Y_0(r u)-J_0(r u) Y_0(u)}{J_0^2(u)+Y_0^2(u)}$$ where $r \gt 1$. I ...
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From $P(x;W) = \frac{1}{Z(W)} \exp \bigl[ \frac{1}{2} x^T W x \bigr]$ to Sigmoid

In a book chapter that talks about the Boltzmann distribution, $$ P(x;W) = \frac{1}{Z(W)} \exp \bigg[ \frac{1}{2} x^T W x \bigg] $$ where $W$ is symmetric with zero diagonal. It makes a seque ...
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Showing that the linear twist map is sensitive dependent

Choose $\Delta=\frac{1}{2}$ (I believe this value should work). let $\delta > 0$ and let $\textbf{x}_1=(x_1,y_1) \in X$. I assuming that $d$ is the Euclidean distance. Somehow I think we ...
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Uniform limits of pathological functions

I'm interested in the following (perhaps somewhat artificial) problem: Suppose $f$: $\mathbb{R}\longrightarrow\mathbb{R}$ is a function taking open subsets $U\neq\emptyset$ to dense subsets. It's ...
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Convexity of $\theta(q)$

Define Jacobi's (fourth) theta function with argument zero and nome $q$: $$\theta(q) = 1+2\sum_{n=1}^\infty (-1)^n q^{n^2}$$ plot of the function via Wolfram|Alpha plot of the function via Sage I ...
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Lambert W function, W(x), representation for entire domain

The Taylor series for the Lambert W function is $W_0(x)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{(-n)^{n-1}x^n}{n!},\left\{x\in\mathbb{R}:|x|<\frac{1}{e}\right\}$. Is there any exact closed form way to express ...
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Integral involving bessel function/gaussian/rational function

I'd like to solve: $$\int_0^{\infty}\quad J_1(ak)\,\frac{b+k^2}{(k-\alpha_1)(k-\alpha_2)(k-\alpha_3)(k-\alpha_4)}\,\exp(-ck^2)\,\,dk$$ Is there any specific rule for it? Thanks!
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Solution of Bessel equation

Prove that for a Bessel function in its normal form that is: $$u'' + \left(1 + \frac{1-(4*p^2)}{4x^2}\right)u=0$$ if $p > \frac12$ then every interval of length $\pi$ contains at most one zero of ...
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Derivated function $f$ so that $f(x+y)=f(x)f(y)$ and $f'(x)f(y)=f(x)f'(y)$ for all $x,y \in \Bbb R$

Let $f:\Bbb R\to \Bbb R$ a derivated function in all $\Bbb R$ that satisfies the condition $$f(x+y)=f(x)f(y),\;\,\,\text{for all $x,y \in \Bbb R$}$$ I already tried that $f'(x)f(y)=f(x)f'(y)$ for ...