A Special Functions Handbook for the Digital Age

  title={A Special Functions Handbook for the Digital Age},
  author={Ronald F. Boisvert and Charles W. Clark and Daniel W. Lozier and F. W. J. Olver},
T rivia question: What is the most cited work in the mathematical literature? With an estimated 40,000 citations,1 the Handbook of Mathematical Functions [1] may well be it. Edited by Milton Abramowitz and Irene Stegun (see Figure 1) and released by the National Bureau of Standards in 1964, the Handbook was the result of a ten-year project to compile essential information on the special functions of applied mathematics (e.g., Bessel functions, hypergeometric functions, and orthogonal… CONTINUE READING


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