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Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Table

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Despite the increasing use of computers, the basic need for mathematical tables continues. Tables serve a vital role in preliminary surveys of problems before programming for machine operation, and they are indispensable to thousands of engineers and scientists without access to machines. Because of automatic computers, however, and because of recent scientific advances, a greater variety of functions and a higher accuracy of tabulation than have been available until now are required.

In 1954, a conference on mathematical tables, sponsored by M.I.T. and the National Science Foundation, met to discuss a modernization and extension of Jahnke and Emde's classical tables of functions. This volume, published 10 years later by the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the result. Designed to include a maximum of information and to meet the needs of scientists in all fields, it is a monumental piece of work, a comprehensive and self-contained summary of the mathematical functions that arise in physical and engineering problems.

The book contains 29 sets of tables, some to as high as 20 places: mathematical constants; physical constants and conversion factors (6 tables); exponential integral and related functions (7); error function and Fresnel integrals (12); Bessel functions of integer (12) and fractional (13) order; integrals of Bessel functions (2); Struve and related functions (2); confluent hypergeometric functions (2); Coulomb wave functions (2); hypergeometric functions; Jacobian elliptic and theta functions (2); elliptic integrals {9); Weierstrass elliptic and related functions; parabolic cylinder functions {3); Mathieu functions (2); spheroidal wave functions (5); orthogonal polynomials (13); combinatorial analysis (9); numerical interpolation, differentiation and integration (11); probability functions (ll); scales of notation {6); miscellaneous functions {9); Laplace transforms (2); and others.

Each of these sections is prefaced by a list of related formulas and graphs: differential equations, series expansions, special functions, and other basic relations. These constitute an unusually valuable reference work in themselves. The prefatory material also includes an explanation of the numerical methods involved in using the tables that follow and a bibliography. Numerical examples illustrate the use of each table and explain the computation of function values which lie outside its range, while the editors' introduction describes higher-order interpolation procedures. Well over 100 figures illustrate the text.

In all, this is one of the most ambitious and useful books of its type ever published, an essential aid in all scientific and engineering research, problem solving, experimentation and field work. This low-cost edition contains every page of the original government publication. Preface by A. V. Astin. Foreword by Advisory Committee, Conference on Mathematical Tables. Editors' Introduction. Indices to Subjects, Notations.

Synopsis:

A classic resource for working with special functions, standard trig, and exponential logarithmic definitions and extensions, it features 29 sets of tables, some to as high as 20 places.

Synopsis:

Students and professionals in the fields of mathematics, physics, engineering, and economics will find this reference work invaluable. A classic resource for working with special functions, standard trig, and exponential logarithmic definitions and extensions, it features 29 sets of tables, some to as high as 20 places.

Table of Contents

  Preface; Foreword; Introduction

1. Mathematical Constants. David S. Liepman

2. Physical Constants and Conversion Factors. A. G. McNish

3. Elementary Analytical Methods. Milton Abramowitz

4. Elementary Transcendental Functions. Logarithmic, Exponential, Circular and Hyperbolic Functions. Ruth Zucker

5. Exponential Integral and Related Functions. Walter Gautschi and William F. Cahill

6. Gamma Function and Related Functions. Philip J. Davis

7. Error Function and Fresnel Integrals. Walter Gautschi

8. Legendre Functions. Irene A. Stegun

9. Bessel Functions of Integer Order. F. W. J. Olver

10. Bessel Functions of Fractional Order. H. A. Antosiewicz

11. Integrals of Bessel Functions. Yudell L. Luke

12. Struve Functions and Related Functions. Milton Abramowitz

13. Confluent Hypergeometric Functions. Lucy Joan Slater

14. Coulomb Wave Functions. Milton Abramowitz

15. Hypergeometric Functions. Fritz Oberhettinger

16. Jacobian Elliptic Functions and Theta Functions. L. M. Milne-Thomson

17. Elliptic Integrals. L. M. Milne-Thomson

18. Weierstrass Elliptic and Related Functions. Thomas H. Southard

19. Parabolic Cylinder Functions. J. C. P. Miller

20. Mathieu Functions. Gertrude Blanch

21. Spheroidal Wave Functions. Arnold N. Lowan

22. Orthogonal Polynomials. Urs W. Hochstrasser

23. Bernoulli and Euler Polynomials, Riemann Zeta Function. Emilie V. Haynsworth and Karl Goldberg

24. Combinatorial Analysis. K. Goldberg, M. Newman and E. Haynsworth

25. Numerical Interpolation, Differentiation and Integration. Philip J. Davis and Ivan Polonsky

26. Probability Functions. Marvin Zelen and Norman C. Severo

27. Miscellaneous Functions. Irene A. Stegun

28. Scales of Notation. S. Peavy and A. Schopf

29. Laplace Transforms

  Subject index; Index of Notations

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486612720
Editor:
Abramowitz, Milton; Stegun, Irene A.
Editor:
Stegun, Irene A.
Editor:
Abramowitz, Milton
Editor:
Stegun, Irene A.
Editor:
Abramowitz, Milton; Stegun, Irene A.
Author:
Stegun, Irene A.
Author:
Mathematics
Author:
Abramowitz, Milton
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematical Analysis
Subject:
Probability
Subject:
Functions
Subject:
Mathematics -- Tables.
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Advanced
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Subject:
Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Mathematics
Series Volume:
no. 31
Publication Date:
19650631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1046
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8 n 3.6 lb

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A classic resource for working with special functions, standard trig, and exponential logarithmic definitions and extensions, it features 29 sets of tables, some to as high as 20 places.
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Students and professionals in the fields of mathematics, physics, engineering, and economics will find this reference work invaluable. A classic resource for working with special functions, standard trig, and exponential logarithmic definitions and extensions, it features 29 sets of tables, some to as high as 20 places.

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