# The Stokes phenomenon and the Lerch zeta function

@article{Paris2016TheSP, title={The Stokes phenomenon and the Lerch zeta function}, author={Richard B. Paris}, journal={arXiv: Classical Analysis and ODEs}, year={2016} }

We examine the exponentially improved asymptotic expansion of the Lerch zeta function $L(\lambda,a,s)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \exp (2\pi ni\lambda)/(n+a)^s$ for large complex values of $a$, with $\lambda$ and $s$ regarded as parameters. It is shown that an infinite number of subdominant exponential terms switch on across the Stokes lines $\arg\,a=\pm\pi/2$. In addition, it is found that the transition across the upper and lower imaginary $a$-axes is associated, in general, with unequal scales…

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