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Publication Citation: A Special Functions Handbook for the Digital Age

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Author(s): Ronald F. Boisvert; Charles W. Clark; Daniel W. Lozier; Frank W. Olver;
Title: A Special Functions Handbook for the Digital Age
Published: August 01, 2011
Abstract: The NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF) is a reference work providing information on the properties of the special functions of applied mathematics. It is a successor to the highly successful NBS Handbook of Mathematical Functions (Abramowitz and Stegun, eds., 1964). The DLMF is distributed as both a freely available online resource and as a traditional printed handbook. Here we describe the project's origin and how it was carried out. We also contrast the DLMF's technical content with that of Abramowitz & Stegun, and describe some of its innovative online features.
Citation: Notices of the American Mathematical Society
Volume: 58
Pages: pp. 905 - 911
Keywords: special functions; applied mathematics; mathematical physics; digital libraries; mathematical knowledge management
Research Areas: Math
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