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Special Functions

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Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Abstract

In this chapter we shall consider various special functions which have found prominent and widespread applications in physics and engineering. Most of these functions cannot be expressed via a finite combination of elementary functions, and are solutions of non-trivial differential equations. Their careful consideration is our main objective here.

Keywords

Rodrigues Formula Hypergeometric Type Hypergeometric Type Differential Equation Filter Theorem Constant Prefactor 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics Department School of Natural and Mathematical SciencesKing’s College London, The StrandLondonUK

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