Special Functions for Applied Scientists / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$103.20
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $62.19
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 51%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $62.19   
  • New (5) from $62.19   
  • Used (1) from $109.95   

Overview

This book, written by a highly distinguished author, provides the required mathematical tools for researchers active in the physical sciences. The book presents a full suit of elementary functions for scholars at PhD level. The opening chapter introduces elementary classical special functions. The final chapter is devoted to the discussion of functions of matrix argument in the real case. The text and exercises have been class-tested over five different years.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

From the reviews:

"Special functions refer to functions, of one or several real or complex variables, that play key roles in … one area of mathematics, particularly number theory, combinatorics, complex analysis, differential equations, Lie group representations, probability, statistics, and mathematical physics. … Summing Up: Recommended. Comprehensive academic, technical program, and professional collections, all levels." (D. V. Feldman, Choice, Vol. 46 (5), January, 2009)

"This book differs significant from other text books on special functions, because every chapter deals with the topic on one of the courses of the SSF. … Many examples illustrate the use of theorems and formulas. At the end of each section exercises are given. … An interesting book for all scientists interested in applications of special functions in physical sciences. It contains a speedy access to many special functions used in applications and also a lot of applications." (H.-J. Glaeske, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1151, 2009)

“This book is based on selected lectures given by several speakers at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences … from 1995 to 2007. … In the present book these lectures are written up in a style for self-study by scientists, engineers and mathematicians interested in applications … . Who can profit from this book? Physicists, engineers, other scientists, applied mathematicians, economists, looking for a well-readable introduction … . this book is surely recommended to open-minded researchers in any scientific and technical area … .” (Francesco Mainardi, Journal of Approximation Theory, February, 2010)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387758930
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 3/19/2008
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 470
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Arakaparampil Mathai Mathai was born in Arakulam in the Idukki district of Kerala, India. He is the eldest son of Aley and Arakaparampil Mathai. He completed his High School education in 1953 with record marks in St. Thomas High School, Palai. He then entered St. Thomas College in Palai, obtained his B.Sc. degree in Mathematics in 1957 and went to the University of Kerala, Trivandrum, where he completed his M.Sc. degree in Statistics in 1959 with first class, first rank and a golden medal. He joined St. Thomas College as a lecturer from 1959 to 1961. In 1961, he was awarded a Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and went to the University of Toronto were he completed an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics in only three years, the minimum required time. He then joined McGill University in Montreal - one of the most prestigious universities in Canada - where he was Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, 1964-1968, Associate Professor, 1968-1978, and Full Professor, 1979-2000. Since 2000, he is Emeritus Professor in Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He served and is currently serving on editorial boards of a number of journals and he has supervised over 30 Master's students and 5 Ph.D. students. Currently he is the Director of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Trivandrum and Pala Campuses, Kerala, India which he is developing into an national, regional, and international centre of research in the mathematical sciences. The holding of five six-week SERC Schools in 1995, 2000, 2005, 2006, and 2007 are a testament of highest achievements in teaching and research in the mathematical sciences for the Centre.

A.M. Mathai is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India, and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, United States of America. He is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, The Netherlands. He is the Founder of the Canadian Journal of Statistics, Canada, and the Founder of the Statistical Science Association of Canda (now, Statistical Society of Canada). Professor Mathai is a Honorary Member of the Organizing Committee of the United Nations/European Space Agency/National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States of America Workshops on basic space science which have been held, since 1991, in India, Costa Rica, Colombia, Nigeria, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Germany, Honduras, Jordan, France, Mauritius, Argentina, China, United Arab Emirates, India, and Japan. Professor Mathai is author or co-author of thirteen research level books, seven undergraduate-graduate level books, and more than thirty edited and co-edited proceedings. More than 250 published research papers in journals from around the world are showing the breadth of the array of topics that he has tackled as well as the depth, the complexity and the originality of his published results put him in a class all his own. All these publications concern A.M. Mathai's research areas with significant research contributions in mathematial statistics, applied statistics, probability, astrophysics, information theory, mathematics, and specific problems in biological models, orthogonal polynomials, dispersion theory, axiomatization of basic statistical concepts, pollution problems, and transportation problems. I am glad to inform you at this opportunity that an electronic library, recording all of A.M. Mathai's publications, is currently under preparation at the United Nations in Vienna.

The co-author, H.J. Haubold, has applied results of Mathai in the theory of special functions, statistics, and fractional calculus to problems in astrophysics.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Basic Ideas of Special Functions and Statistical Distributions.- Mittag-Leffler Functions and Fractional Calculus.- An Introduction to q-Series.- Ramanujan's Theories of Theta and Elliptic Functions.- Lie Group and Special Functions.- Applications to Density Estimation. - Applications to Order Statistics.- Applications to Astrophysics Problems.- An Introduction to Wavelet Analysis.- Jacobians of Matrix Transformations.- Special Functions of Matrix Argument.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)