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A Special Functions Handbook for the Digital Age

Published

Author(s)

Ronald F. Boisvert, Charles W. Clark, Daniel W. Lozier, Frank W. Olver

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

Keywords

special functions, applied mathematics, mathematical physics, digital libraries, mathematical knowledge management

Citation

Boisvert, R. , Clark, C. , Lozier, D. and Olver, F. (2011), A Special Functions Handbook for the Digital Age, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=906771 (Accessed June 14, 2024)

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Created August 1, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017