# Tagged Questions

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### How much can one say about this differential equation?

Consider the ODE $y^{\prime \prime}(x) = \cos(x) y(x)$ with boundary value conditions $y(0)=1$, $y(1)=2$. Solving it results in a linear combination of Mathieu functions, but what I find more ...

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### A solution of a q-difference equation

Is it possible to find a solution of the $q$-difference equation
$$f(q^{-1}x)-f(qx)=x(a-x)f(x),$$
with $f(0)=1$, (perhaps) in terms of basic hypergeometric series? Or in another rather explicit form? ...

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### M-Wright function asymptotics

Let $M(z;\nu):= \frac{1}{\pi}\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{(-z)^{n-1}}{(n-1)!}\Gamma(\nu n)\sin(\nu n\pi)=\frac{1}{2\pi i}\int_{\text{H}_a}\exp(\sigma -z\sigma^{\nu})/\sigma^{1-\nu} d\sigma$, ...

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### Integral of Bessel function of 1st kind with complex exponential

Does someone know the solution (simple closed form) of one of theses integrals:
$$\int_0^t J_l(s) e^{-iA(t-s)}ds$$
$$\int_0^t \frac{J_l(s)}{s} e^{-iA(t-s)}ds$$
with $l>0$, $t>0$, $\Re(A)>0$, ...

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### Is a Bessel function larger than all other Bessel functions when evaluated at its first maximum?

Let $\mathcal{J}_{n+1/2}$ be the Bessel function of order $n+1/2$. Let $x_n$ denote the first zero of its derivative, which is also the location of the first maximum of $\mathcal{J}_{n+1/2}$.
My ...

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### On the convexity of certain integrals involving Bessel functions

Let $n\geq 0$ be an integer and let $J_n=J_n(r)$ denote the usual Bessel function (of the first kind) of order $n$ i.e. one of the solutions to Bessel's differential equation
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### Looking for a limit related to the series in a previous post

Can any one show that the following limit?
$$
\lim_{z\rightarrow \infty} \sqrt{z} \: e^{-z}\sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{z^k}{k! \sqrt{k}} \quad \stackrel{?}{=} \quad\sqrt{2}-1.
$$
If one uses the ...

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### Has anyone seen this series?

I come across the following infinite series.
$$
\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{t^n}{n!\: n^{a}}, \quad\text{for $t>0$ and $a>0$}.
$$
In particular, I am interested in the case where $a=1/4$.
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### Asymptotic expansion of modified Bessel function $K_\alpha$

An integral representation for the Bessel function $K_\alpha$ for real $x>0$ is given by $$K_\alpha(x)=\frac{1}{2}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}e^{\alpha h(t)}dt$$ where ...

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### Inverse Barnes G(n) function?

It is known that Barnes $G$-function is an analytic continuation of the $G$-function defined in the construction of the Glaisher-Kinkelin constant.
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/BarnesG-Function.html
...

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### From Selberg integral to Dyson integral

My question is from the drivation from Slberg integral to Dyson integral in this paper:
Selberg integral :
$$ S_n(\alpha,\beta,\gamma) =
\int_0 ^1 \cdots \int_0 ^1
\prod_{i=1}^n ...

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### Integral of a product of Laguerre polynomials

In order to estimate the non linear term in a particular PDE, I have to decompose $L_k^\alpha(x)^3\cdot x^{-\delta}$ (with $0<\delta<\alpha+1$) into a basis consisting of Laguerre polynomials ...

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### Sufficient conditions for sums of Laguerre polynomials to be non-negative

I am interested in sufficient conditions on non-negative sequences of coefficients $\{c_{2n}\}_{n\ge 0}$ guaranteeing that
$$%\begin{equation}\label{cond}
\sum_{n=0}^\infty c_{2n} L_{2n}^{(1)}(x)\ge ...

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### Identifying a special function from its power series

Here is a power series, which looks a bit like a Hypergeometric function series, but I don't think that it is. Has anyone any idea what it is? Here $n,p,r$ are integers with $n\ge 0$ and $p\ge r\ge ...

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### Closed form for a simple hypergeometric q series

I've run across an interesting hypergeometric q-series that I feel must have been found before:
$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^n$$\frac{e^{n b y}}{\prod_{k=1}^{n}(e^{\pi k b^2}-e^{\pi k b^{-2}})} = ...

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### Estimate of a ratio of two incomplete gamma functions

I would like to bound from above the expression
$$
\frac{\Gamma(\alpha,x)-\Gamma(\alpha,y)}{\Gamma(\beta,x)-\Gamma(\beta,y)}
$$
for $x>y>0$. By plotting the above expression I have found that ...

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### Ewald's generalized theta function

Could anyone provide me some materials on the derivation of Ewald's generalized theta function (in English)? The original paper was written in German :-(
Die Berechnung optischer und ...

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### Is there something wrong with Hörmander's theorem on stationary phase method

It is well-know that the Bessel function has the asymptotic expansion $J_n(\omega) \sim \left( \frac 2 {\pi \omega} \right)^{1/2} \left( \cos \left(\omega -\frac 1 2 n \pi - \frac 1 4 \pi\right) - ...

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### determining sign of function containing logarithm.

I would like to know the sign of the following term in general. I tried approximation for $\log$ function and it had negative sign. Is there any $m_0$ such that for all $n>m>m_0$, the following ...

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### Is this combination of generalized polygamma and dilogarithm actually zero? $\Im\;\psi^{(-2)}(1+i)+\frac1{4\pi}\text{Li}_2(e^{-2\pi})-\log\sqrt{2\pi}+\frac{5\pi}{24}+\frac12$

I encountered this quantity in my calculations and tried to simplify it. Approximate numeric calculations suggested it could be zero (more precisely, it is certainly less than $10^{-4\times10^3}$ in ...

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### Whether does the following equation have only one finite zero?

Dear MOs,
Here is a calculus problem which bored me for sometime. Let $a>0$ and $b<0$ be fixed.Define the following function (EDIT: Following the comment by Barry Cipra, you may only consider ...

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### Asymptotic expansion of integral (Bessel function really)

The integral
$$I = \int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{e^{-\varepsilon x^2}} { \sqrt{1+x^2} } dx$$
is convergent for $\varepsilon > 0$ and can even be given in terms of the Bessel function $K_0$. As ...

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### Error Function limes

How can i calculate
$\prod_{n=1}^{\infty}{erf(n)} $ with $erf(z) = \frac{2}{\sqrt{\pi}}\int_0^z e^{-z^{2}} \mathrm{d}z$? I know it's something like 0,84.
And i see that only the first terms are ...

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### How should an analytic number theorist look at Bessel functions?

(And a related question: Where should an analytic number theorist learn about Bessel functions?)
Bessel functions occur quite frequently in analytic number theory. One example, Corollary 4.7 of ...

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### Inequality with even powers of trigonometric functions

For $m>0$,
$0 < n\leqslant m+1$ ($m,n\in \mathbb{Z} $) , and $0 < a < 1$ , prove that
$$2^{n}\cdot \left( a^{n}\cos ^{2m}\dfrac {\pi a} {2}+\left( 1-a\right) ^{n}\sin ^{2m}\dfrac {\pi ...

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### Request for the proof of a result from Ramanujan's letter to Hardy.

Srinivasa Ramanujan in his first letter to G.H. Hardy stated many results for which he didn't give proofs. Among them the result taken from this link seems interesting :
If ...

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### Can Bernoulli polynomials be extended to fractional orders without losing elementarity?

Can Bernoulli polynomials $B_s(x)$ be extended to fractional $s$ in such a way so that for any given $s$ the function $B_s(x)$ still could be expressed in elementary functions of $x$?

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### An inverse Laplace transform involving Error function

Dear MOs,
I need to calculate the inverse Laplace transform of the following function
$$
g_a(z) = \frac{e^{a z}\: \text{erfc}(\sqrt{a z})}{\sqrt{z}-2},\quad a>0.
$$
I have checked, among many ...

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### A certain sum with q by the power of binomial (n 2)

Is there a closed form to the following sum: $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a^nq^{n(n-1)/2}$
for all $a>0$ and $0\lt q\lt 1$ ?

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### Is there a known formula for fractional derivative of cot x?

I wonder if there any established formula for fractional derivative of a function $\pi \cot (\pi x)$.
I derived the following expression:
$(\pi \cot (\pi ...

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### Proof that derivative of Hurwitz Zeta by the first argument is not expressable in terms of Hurwitz Zeta

The set of elementary functions is defined so that it to be closed against operation of differentiation. It is also evidently close against discrete differentiation.
In the discrete calculus there is ...

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### Generalized trigonometric functions $Cos(n) v$ and $Sin(n) v$.

I just discovered a paper from 1948, Eine Verallgemeinerung der Kreis-und Hyperbelfunktionen by R. Grammel which introduces functions he calls Cos(n) and Sin(n), representing a parameterization of the ...

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### An infinte series involving the Modified Bessel Function of the second kind

The following series has had me held up for the past one week:
$$
\sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac{(2m)_n m^n}{(2m+1/2)_n n!}A^{3n/2} t^n K_{2m+n-1/2}(2\sqrt{A}t)~~~~ A>0, ~t>0, ~m\geq1/2
$$
where ...

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### Differential equation with some constraints

I posted this to stackexchange, and after some hours got a comment that was so pessimistic about finding some neat orderly solution, that I'm posting it here too. (In case anyone cares, this is ...

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### High dimensional beta integral (question following the previous post)

Hello,
This post is a question following the previous post. In one dimensional case, we have
$$
\int_0^x |y|^{1-\alpha} |x-y|^{1-\beta} d y = \frac{\Gamma(\alpha)\Gamma(\beta)}{\Gamma(\alpha+\beta)} ...

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### High dimensional beta integral (a typo in Stein's book “singular integrals”)

Hello,
When I read Stein's book of Singular Integrals, at p. 118, there is an obvious mistake:
$$
\int_{R^n} |x-y|^{-n+\alpha} ...

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### Asymptotics of the $q$-harmonic series as $q\to1$

The following (very simply looking!) problem occurs in regularization
of the harmonic series
which can be formally thought of as the limit as $q\to1$, $|q|<1$, of
$$
...

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### Non-standard addition theorem for Legendre function of the first kind

There is known link text addition theorem for the Legendre functions of the first kind $P_{\nu}^m(x)$, which establishes the connection between $P_{\nu}^m(x)P_{\nu}^{m}(y)$ and $P_{\nu}(F(x,y))$ for ...

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### Mathematica package for obtaining hypergeometric function

In my current research in electromagnetics I am encountering integrals of the form $$ \int_0^\infty dt J_0( r t) \frac{\exp(-h \sqrt{t^2 - a^2})}{\sqrt{t^2 - b^2}} t . $$ $a$ and $b$ are complex ...

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### antiderivative involving modified bessel function

This little integral has been holding me up for weeks. Has anyone come across a similar integral in their work.
$\int {\frac{d x}{c-I_0(x)}} $

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### Can you control the amplitudes of a finite collection of sine curves just by controlling the amplitude of their superposition?

Dear all,
I would like to know whether the following claim is true. In particular, if it is true, then I would like to know if there is some textbook that contains the statement and maybe even the ...

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### Functions defined as infinite products

Are there standard references on infinite products of rational functions and their convergence properties? I'd appreciate information on finite products too!
The original motivation for this is the ...

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### Estimating the probability that one Poisson RV is larger than another

Let $X$ and $Y$ be Poisson random variables with means $\lambda$ and $1$, respectively. The difference of $X$ and $Y$ is a Skellam random variable, with probability density function
$$\mathbb P(X - Y ...

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### Positivity of a rational function

A rational function is called positive if all its Taylor coefficients are positive.
Friedrichs-Lewy conjecture states the positivity of the rational function
\begin{eqnarray*}\frac{1}{
(1-x)(1- ...

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### Analytic continuation of $_4F_3(1)$

The Gauss theorem
$${_2F_1}(a,b;c;1)=\frac{\Gamma(c-a)\Gamma(c-b)}{\Gamma(c)\Gamma(c-a-b)}$$
allows to compute the analytic continuation of ${_2F_1}(a,b;c;1)$ for $a+b>c$ when the series ...

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### Generalization of repeated error function integral

Is there a name for the following integral?
$f(x, y, n) = \int_y^\infty (t - x)^n \exp(-t^2) dt$
The parameter $n$ is positive. The first priority is integer $n$, but more generally the case of ...

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### Bounds on remainder term of power series of elementary functions

This is mainly a question about the remainder term of power series for elementary functions.
I'm very interested in aspects of calculating or computing elementary operations and functions, by which I ...

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### modular arithmetic of Hermite polynomials

I wonder if there is anything known (formula, asymptotics, etc) of computing the remainder
$R_{k,m} \equiv H_{k} ~ \mod H_m$
for $k > m$, where $H_m$ denotes the $m$th Hermite polynomial ...

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### Asymptotics of Hermite and hypergeometric function

I am looking for the asymptotics of the following integral
$\int_{\mathbb{R}} H_m^2(x) {\rm e}^{-2 \alpha^2 x^2} {\rm d} x = 2^{m-1/2} \alpha^{-2m -1} (1-2\alpha^2)^m \ \Gamma(m+1/2) ~ ...

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### Spherical Harmonics - a bunch of questions about them

Hi there,
Please tell me if I should divide these into individual questions next time.
Short intro:
Spherical Harmonics are a nice collection of functions. They are orthogonal and allow you to take ...