Press here to get the full document in PostScript format.
Press here to get this subdocument in PostScript format.
D. W. Lozier and F. W. J. Olver
4. Functions of One Variable
In the references that follow an indication is made of the programming language where applicable. Also, special note is made of references that include surveys. Libraries and interactive systems are listed separately.
In the subsections of § 4 and § 5, a library or interactive system is listed only if it employs an algorithm tailored to the restrictions of the subsection. For example, NAG is listed in § 4.1.1 and § 4.1.2 because it has separate capabilities for Airy functions of real and complex argument. Maple is listed only in § 4.1.1 because it does not have Airy functions of complex argument. Mathematica is listed only in § 4.1.2 because it does not use a restricted algorithm for real arguments. Because these distinctions are sometimes difficult to infer from software documentation and even, when available, from source code, they should be regarded only as a guide, both in § 4 and § 5.
4.1. Airy Functions
4.1. Airy Functions .
4.2. Error Functions, Dawson's Integral, Fresnel Integrals
4.2. Error Functions, Dawson's Integral, Fresnel Integrals .
4.3. Exponential Integrals, Logarithmic Integral, Sine and Cosine Integrals
4.3. Exponential Integrals, Logarithmic Integral, Sine and Cosine Integrals .
4.4. Gamma, Psi, and Polygamma Functions
4.4. Gamma, Psi, and Polygamma Functions .
4.5. Landau Density and Distribution Functions
4.5. Landau Density and Distribution Functions .
4.6. Polylogarithms .
4.7. Zeta Function
4.7. Zeta Function .
The original abstract follows.
Higher transcendental functions continue to play varied and important roles in investigations by engineers, mathematicians, scientists and statisticians. The purpose of this paper is to assist in locating useful approximations and software for the numerical generation of these functions, and to offer some suggestions for future developments in this field.
Applied and Computational Mathematics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md 20899
E-mail address: email@example.com
Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The research of the second author has been supported by NSF Grant CCR 89-14933.
1991 Mathematics Subject Classification. Primary 65D20; Secondary 33-00.