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### Conway's box function iterated to produce a hierarchy of nested sets of real numbers

Conway's box function is the inverse of Minkowski's question mark function. It maps the dyadic rationals on the unit interval to the rationals using the Stern-Brocot tree (Farey sequence). When the ...

**11**

votes

**1**answer

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### Geometric meaning of a trigonometric identity

It follows from the law of cosines that if $a,b,c$ are the lengths of the sides of a triangle with respective opposite angles $\alpha,\beta,\gamma$, then
$$
a^2+b^2+c^2 = 2ab\cos\gamma + 2ac\cos\beta ...

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votes

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404 views

### 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
...

**0**

votes

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### Two integrals involving Legendre Functions

I have two Integrals which I want to identify with a simpler functions (if possible).
Firstly,
$$\int_{1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{\sqrt{x^2-1}}Q_{-1/2+k}\left(\frac{x\cdot a-b}{\sqrt{x^2-1}} \right)\cdot ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Energy Oscillations in a One Dimensional Crystal

Good day!
Can anyone help me find articles on similar topics "Energy Oscillations in a One Dimensional Crystal" (I have links to one article on this subject)?
article, that I have
Especially ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

164 views

### Special Function, Series Expansion, or Simpler Form of a Certain Infinite Product?

$\prod _{n=1}^{\infty } \left(1+a (c+n)^b\right)$ where a > 0, b < -1, and c >= 0
Is there a special function, series expansion, or other simpler (or maybe just interesting) representation of ...

**8**

votes

**2**answers

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### Sums of arctangents

$$
\begin{align}
\arctan(x) & = \arctan(1) + \arctan\left(\frac{x-1}{2}\right) \\
& {} - \arctan\left(\frac{(x-1)^2}{4} \right) + \arctan\left(\frac{(x-1)^3}{8}\right) - \cdots
\end{align}
$$
...

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votes

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### Optimization problem arising from the study of zeta zeros

Motivation: The following problem arose in [1] while studying the vertical distribution of the zeros of the Riemann zeta-function. At the time, my collaborators and I were unable to solve it and I ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Four kinds of generalized hypergeometric formulas for $\pi$

Given,
$$\begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|}
\hline
n&a_n&b_n&c_n\\
\hline
1 & 6541681608 & 163096908 & -640320^3\\
\hline
2 & 85840 & 4492 & -14112^2\\
\hline
3 & 28302 ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

453 views

### An Expression for $\log\zeta(ns)$ derived from the Limit of the truncated Prime $\zeta$ Function

I think, here, I found
$$
P_x(s)=\sum_{p < x} \frac{1}{p^s} =\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{ \mu (n)}{n}
\sum_{z\in\{1,\rho\}}(-1)^{1-\delta_{1z}}
\left[
{\rm li}(t^{\frac zn-s})
\right]^{x}_2
\tag{7}
...

**10**

votes

**0**answers

437 views

### Connection between Infinite continued fractions and AGM

It is known that at $x=1$, the following continued fraction represents $\frac{4}{\pi}$ and can be approximated rapidly using Gauss' Arithmetic Geometric mean.
$$C(x) = x + \frac{1^{2}}{2x + ...

**6**

votes

**2**answers

316 views

### expression for infinite series with powers of factorial in denominator

The series
$$\sum_{k=0}^\infty \frac{\exp(c k \beta)}{(k!)^\beta} $$
has come up when I'm trying to apply the methodology in this paper (http://www.ism.ac.jp/~eguchi/pdf/Robustify_MLE.pdf) to Poisson ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

286 views

### A (likely) positivity property of the Lerch zeta-function

The problem is to show that $\Re L(b/2,1/2,p+1)>0$ for all real $b\ne0$ and all real $p>-1$, where
$$L(\lambda,c,s):=\sum_{k=0}^\infty\frac{\exp(2\pi i\lambda k)}{(k+c)^s}$$
is the Lerch ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

261 views

### What is a “generalized zeta function”?

Out of procrastination I computed $$\sum_{k=1}^\infty k^{-k^2}\sim 1.06255080549625593786944593879.$$
The inverse symbolic calculator identified this number as "From generalized Zeta function". I do ...

**10**

votes

**1**answer

327 views

### 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 $j'_{n+1/2,1}$ denote the first zero of its derivative, which is also the location of the first maximum of $\mathcal{J}_{n+1/2}$.
...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

501 views

### 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 ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

49 views

### how understand periodicity in a combination of power, gamma and zeta functions?

Riemann's functional equation may be written:
$$
\frac{\zeta(s)}{\zeta(1-s)} = 2^s \pi^{s-1} \sin(\frac{\pi s}2) \Gamma(1-s) \tag{1}
$$
and so by symmetry:
$$
\frac{\zeta(1-s)}{\zeta(s)} = 2^{1-s} ...

**-2**

votes

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147 views

### On Bohr-MollerupTheorem [closed]

In http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Bohr-MollerupTheorem.html, Bohr-Mollerup Theorem is given where it is stated that $\Gamma$ function is the unique log convex function that satisfies ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

467 views

### What is the advantage of inverting elliptic integrals?

In the case of the circle I can hardly make any conclusions from the integral $(1)$, most of the theorems come from geometrical considerations. It's not clear how to prove periodicity from this ...

**-2**

votes

**3**answers

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### Factorial of 3/2? [closed]

How do you compute the factorial of something like $3/2$ or $-2$? Wolfram Alpha gives an answer, but how does it arrive at that point?

**1**

vote

**1**answer

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### Approximation of $ _2F_1((b-1)a,b;ba;x) $

Is there any (simple) approximation of this Hypergeometric function: $ _2F_1((b-1)a,b;ba;x) $, where $0<x<1$ and $b>a>1$.
Thanks!

**4**

votes

**0**answers

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### An identity of complicated combinations of gamma functions (related to hypergeometric functions)

Can somebody help me in proving the following equation?
\begin{align*}&\textstyle \sum _{d=0} ^{n} \frac{1}{d!(n-d)!} \frac{\Gamma (b+d) \Gamma (b+n-d) \Gamma (c-n+d) \Gamma (c-b+1-n + 2d) ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

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### Elementary function relative to erf

The modified Bessel function of the 1st kind $I_0$ is defined by
$$
I_0(z)=\frac1\pi\int_0^{2\pi}e^{z\cos\theta}\,d\theta
$$
and arises, among other places, in the probability density function of a ...

**6**

votes

**0**answers

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### Asymptotic behavior of a sequence of functions

For $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and $q\in(0,1)$, define
$$f_{n}(q):=\sum_{i_{1},i_{2},\dots,i_{n}=1}^{\infty}\frac{q^{i_1+i_2+\dots+i_n}}{(1-q^{i_1+i_2})(1-q^{i_2+i_3})\dots(1-q^{i_{n-1}+i_n})(1-q^{i_n+i_1})}.$$
...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

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### monotonicity of functions related to modified Bessel function

Dear colleagues,
I recently met some problems related to the modified Bessel funtions of the first kind and the second kind. I want to know if there exist some results on the monotonicity of
...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### Upper bound for a ratio of modified Bessel functions

I am looking for an upper bound for the ratio of Bessel I functions $\dfrac{|I_\nu'(z)|}{|I_\nu(z)|}$ where $\nu$ is complex, and $z$ is a positive real number. Do you know any results about it? Thank ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

189 views

### What is the status on questions related to Bhargava's factorial function?

In Manjul Bhargava's The Factorial Function and Generalizations he motivates a new type of factorial $n!_S$ using by generalizing a few theorems like:
For $k, l \in \mathbb{Z}$, we have $k! \times ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

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### Is there any simpler form of this function

Assume that $n$ is a positive integer. Is there any simple form of this hypergeometric value $$_2\mathrm{F}_1\left[\frac{1}{2},1,\frac{3+n}{2},-1\right]?$$

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### What is $\int (1-e^{-x})^n dx$? [closed]

For my purposes, $n$ is a non-negative integer, and $x > 0$. I didn't know how to evaluate this integral, so I plugged it into Mathematica. It told me the solution is
$(-1)^n B(e^x; -n, n+1)$
I ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

149 views

### How to prove that $(1-x)^b$ $_2F_1(a,b;c;x)$ can be approximated to $1-\alpha x$ (with $\alpha \approx 1$) for $x\ll 1$ in this specific case

After multiple plots I noticed that function $h(x)= (1-x)^b$ $_2F_1(a,b;c;x)$ can be approximated to $1-\alpha x$ (with $\alpha \approx 1$), for $x\ll 1$ (specifically $0<x<0.1$) and ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### A hypergeometric identity [closed]

Is there any simple proof of this identity
$${_4F_3}[\{\frac{1}{2}+\frac{n}{4},1+\frac{n}{4},-p,p\},\{\frac{1}{2},\frac{3}{2},\frac{1}{2}+\frac{n}{2}\},1]=\frac{\Gamma[\frac{1+n}{2}] ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### q-Hermite polynomials

It is well known that the q-Hermite polynomials defined by $$H_n(\theta; q)= \sum\limits_{k=0}^n \frac{(q;q)_n}{(q;q)_k(q;q)_{n-k}}e^{i(n-2k)\theta}$$
are orthogonal in $\theta \in [0, \pi]$ with ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

142 views

### How to calculate one Cauchy type determinant

As we know, a Cauchy determinant of size n admits the following explicit formula:
$$\det \left(\frac{1}{x _i+y _j}\right) _{1\le i,j \le n}=\frac{\prod _{1\le i < j\le n} (x _j-x _i)(y _j-y ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

520 views

### How to prove this identity on double summation series?

I suspect the following identity is valid, but I can not prove it. I just calculate it numerically.
...

**7**

votes

**3**answers

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### a dilogarithm identity: known or new?

I was playing around with dilogarithms and numerically found the following dilogarithm identity:
$$\text{Li}_2\left(\frac{2 m}{m^2+m-\sqrt{((m-3) m+1)
\left(m^2+m+1\right)}-1}\right)$$
...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### Integral Transform with associated Legendre Function of second kind as kernel

In my research the following equation appeared:
$$\frac{1}{4\pi}\int_{0}^{1}\frac{t^{s-1}(1-t)^{s-1}}{(\rho-t)^s}dt=\int_0^{\infty} f(a) Q^{i\sqrt{a}}_{s-1}(2\rho-1) da,$$
where $\rho,s>1$, ...

**6**

votes

**0**answers

325 views

### Why does the Rogers-Ramanujan continued fraction $R(q)$ appear in Emma Lehmer's quintic?

Define the Ramanujan theta function $f(a,b)$ as,
$$f(a,b) = \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} a^{n(n+1)/2}\,b^{n(n-1)/2}$$
and the Dedekind eta function,
$$\eta(\tau) = q^{1/24}\prod_{n=1}^{\infty} ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

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### Legendre polynomials and formal groups

Let $P_n(x)$ be Legendre polynomials:
$$\frac{1}{\sqrt{1-2tx+t^2}}=\sum\limits_{n=0}^{\infty}P_n(x)t^n.$$
Usual arguments from the theory of formal groups allow to
prove that for any $n$
...

**9**

votes

**8**answers

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### A good reference to grok hypergeometric functions?

When I was introduced during my degree to special functions, I made friends with a number of nice functions - Laguerre, Legendre, Hermite, Bessel, and whatnot - but I made only a passing acquaintance ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

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### Analysing functions on zero-length intervals and super-small values

Suppose a function that has a pole in $x=0$:
Here we see the graphic of the real part of the Gamma function.
As we can see on it, there is a vertical line at $x=0$ that comes from $-\infty$ to ...

**0**

votes

**2**answers

198 views

### 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 $0\lt q\lt 1$ ?

**4**

votes

**2**answers

141 views

### Sharp upper bounds on hypergeometric function ${}_2F_1[a,b,c;z]$ when $|z|\geq1$

Generally, hypergeometric function ${}_2F_1[a,b,c;z]$ is defined using Gauss series ${}_2F_1[a,b,c;z]=\sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac{(a)_n(b)_n}{(c)_nn!}z^n$ with $|z|<1$, and there seems to be a lot of ...

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votes

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651 views

### 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 ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

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### Are these identities Newton series?

Newton series is the following expansion of a function:
$$f(x)=\sum_{k=0}^\infty \binom{x}k \Delta^k [f]\left (0\right)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} {x\choose n} \sum_{k=0}^n{n\choose k}(-1)^{k-n}f(k)$$
Now ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### Integral involving a Meijer-G function

I am having trouble with calculating the following integral:
$$
\int_{0}^{\infty} \ln{(1 + \alpha x)\, G^{k,0}_{k,k}\left[e^{-x}\left|^{(a_k)}_{(b_k)} \right. \right]} \, dx,
$$
where $\alpha > ...

**31**

votes

**5**answers

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### Groups, quantum groups and (fill in the blank)

In the study of special functions there are three levels of objects, classical, basic and elliptic. These correspond to classical hypergeometric functions, basic (q-) hypergeometric functions, and ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

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### Eigenfunctions of an infinite summation operator

I would like to find ALL eigenfunctions to the operator, for $f$ a real function on R+*:
$f \rightarrow \sum_{1}^{\infty} f(nx)$
So to find $f$ such that: $\sum_{1}^{\infty} f(nx) = \lambda f(x)$
...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

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### Is this infinite series related to some well-known special functions?

Please allow me to resort once again to the expertise of the MathOverflow community :
During research I encoutered the following infinite series :
$$\sum_{n=-\infty}^{+\infty} ...

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votes

**1**answer

245 views

### A hypergeometric puzzle

$$
143\,\sqrt {3}\;{\mbox{$_2$F$_1$}\left(\frac{1}{2},\frac{1}{2};\,1;\,{\frac {3087}{8000}}\right)}=
40\,\sqrt {5}\;
{\mbox{$_2$F$_1$}\left(\frac{1}{3},\frac{2}{3};\,1;\,{\frac ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

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### System of linear ODEs with hypergeometric coefficients

For quite some time I have been trying to solve the following system of differential equations for the two functions $G$ and $H$ defined on the interval $[0,1]$:
$$
\begin{align}x ...