# The Eigenvalues of Mathieu's Equation and their Branch Points

@article{Hunter1981TheEO, title={The Eigenvalues of Mathieu's Equation and their Branch Points}, author={Christopher Hunter and Bruno Guerrieri}, journal={Studies in Applied Mathematics}, year={1981}, volume={64}, pages={113-141} }

A comprehensive account is given of the behavior of the eigenvalues of Mathieu's equation as functions of the complex variable q. The convergence of their small-q expansions is limited by an infinite sequence of rings of branch points of square-root type at which adjacent eigenvalues of the same type become equal. New asymptotic formulae are derived that account for how and where the eigenvalues become equal. Known asymptotic series for the eigenvalues apply beyond the rings of branch points…

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