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I want to write the Bessel function of the first kind in polar coordinates


Is anything known about $\varphi_\alpha(z)$?

In particular, I'm interested in proving that

$\varphi_\alpha(z)\neq \varphi_{\alpha+1}(z)$

for all non-real $x$, where equalty is taken modulo $\pi$.

Thank you,


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Have you looked here? – Steve Huntsman Mar 24 '10 at 18:56
Watson's masterpiece is available online – Jacques Carette Mar 24 '10 at 23:30

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