Asymptotic Expansions

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Asymptotic Expansions by A. Erdelyi, Arthur Erdbelyi

Originally prepared for the Office of Naval Research, this important monograph introduces various methods for the asymptotic evaluation of integrals containing a large parameter, and solutions of ordinary linear differential equations by means of asymptotic expansions. Author's preface. Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486603186
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Publication date: 11/18/2010
Series: Dover Books on Mathematics Series
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; References
Chapter I. Asymptotic Series
1.1 O-symbols
1.2 Asymptotic sequences
1.3 Asymptotic expansions
1.4 Linear operations with asymptotic expansions
1.5 Other operations with asymptotic expansions
1.6 Asymptotic power series
1.7 Summation of asymptotic series
Chapter II. Integrals
2.1 Integration by parts
2.2 Laplace integrals
2.3 Critical points
2.4 Laplace's method
2.5 The method of steepest descents
2.6 Airy's integral
2.7 Further examples
2.8 Fourier integrals
2.9 The method of stationary phase
Chapter III. Singularities of Differential Equations
3.1 Classification of singularities
3.2 Normal solutions
3.3 The integral equation and its solution
3.4 Asymptotic expansions of the solutions
3.5 Complex variable. Stokes' phenomenon
3.6 Bessel functions of order zero
Chapter IV. Differential Equations with a Large Parameter
4.1 Liouville's problem
4.2 Formal solutions
4.3 Asymptotic solutions
4.4 Application to Bessel functions
4.5 Transition points
4.6 Airy functions
4.7 Asymptotic solutions valid in the transition region
4.8 Uniform asymptotic representations of Bessel functions

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