Large-Parameter Asymptotic Expansions for the Legendre and Allied Functions

@article{Nemes2020LargeParameterAE,
  title={Large-Parameter Asymptotic Expansions for the Legendre and Allied Functions},
  author={G Nemes and Adri B. Olde Daalhuis},
  journal={SIAM J. Math. Anal.},
  year={2020},
  volume={52},
  pages={437-470}
}
Surprisingly, apart from some special cases, simple asymptotic expansions for the associated Legendre functions $P_\nu ^\mu (z)$ and $Q_\nu ^\mu (z)$ for large degree $\nu$ or large order $\mu$ are not available in the literature. The main purpose of the present paper is to fill this gap by deriving simple (inverse) factorial expansions for these functions and provide sharp and realistic bounds on their error terms. Analogous results for the Ferrers functions and the closely related Gegenbauer… Expand
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