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Buy Handbook of Mathematical Functions: with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables (Dover Books on Mathematics) on wildlifeprotection.info ✓ FREE SHIPPING. Abramowitz and Stegun (AS) is the informal name of a mathematical reference work edited by Milton Abramowitz and Irene Stegun of the United States National Bureau of Standards (NBS), now the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Its full title is Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, .. "Handbook of Mathematical Functions" (PDF). PDF | Modern developments in theoretical and applied science depend on knowledge of the properties of mathematical functions, from elementary trigonometric.

Appreciation is expressed for the generous cooperation of publishers and authors in granting permission for the use of their source material.

Acknowledgments for tabular material taken wholly or in part from published works are given on the first page of each table. Myrtle R. Kelling- ton corresponded with authors and publishers to obtain formal permission for including their material, maintained uniformity throughout the bibliographic references and assisted in preparing the introductory material. Valuable assistance in the preparation, checkin and editing of the tabular material was receive from Ruth E.

Capuano, Elizabeth F. Godefroy, David S. Liepman, Kermit Nelson, Bertha H. Walter and Ruth Zucker. Equally important has been the untiring cooperation, assistance, and patience of the members of the NBS staff in handling the myriad of detail necessarily attending the publication of a volume of this magnitude.

Especially appreciated have been the helpful discussions and services from the members of the Office of Techni- cal Information in the areas of editorial format, graphic art layout, printing detail, preprinting reproduction needs, as well as attention to pro- motional detail and financial support. Finally, the continued support of Dr.

Cannon, chief of the Applied Mathematics Division, and the advice of Dr. The workers at the Bureau and the members of the Committee have had many discussions about content, style and layout. The Committee wishes here to register its commendation of the magnitude and quality of the task carried out by the staff of the NBS Computing Section and their expert collaborators in planning, collecting and editing these Tables, and its appreciation of the willingness with which its various suggestions were incorporated into the plans.

We hope this resulting volume will be judged by its users to be a worthy memorial to the vision and industry of its chief architect, Milton Abramowitz. We regret he did not live to see its publication. GRAY N.

Stegun Introduction The present Handbook has been designed to provide scientific investigators with a comprehensive and self-contained summary of the mathematical functions that arise in physical and engineering problems. The well-known Tables of Funct. Jahnke and F.

The present volume ext,ends the work of these authors by giving more extensive and more accurate numerical tables, and by giving larger collections of mathematical properties of the tabulated functions. The number of functions covered has also been increased.

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The classification of functions and organization of the chapters in this Handbook is similar to that of An Index of Mathematical Tables by A. Fletcher, J. Miller, and L. In general, the chapters contain numerical tables, graphs, polynomial or rational approximations for automatic computers, and statements of the principal mathematical properties of the tabulated functions, particularly those of computa- 2.

Tables Accuracy The number of significant figures given in each table has depended to some extent on the number available in existing tabulations. There has been no attempt to make it uniform throughout the Handbook, which would have been a costly and laborious undertaking. Users requiring higher 1 The most recent, the sixth, with F.

Loesch added as cc-author, was published in by McGraw-Hill, U. Comrie added as co-author, was published in two volumes in by Addison-Wesley, U. Many numerical examples are given to illustrate the use of the tables and also the computation of function values which lie outside their range.

At the end of the text in each chapter there is a short bibliography giving books and papers in which proofs of the mathematical properties stated in the chapter may be found.

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Also listed in the bibliographies are the more important numerical tables. Comprehensive lists of tables are given in the Index mentioned above, and current information on new tables is to be found in the National Research Council quarterly Mathematics of Computation formerly Mathematical Tables and Other Aids to Computation.

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ErdBlyi, W. Magnus, F. Oberhettinger and F. Tricomi McGrawHill, Some alternative notations have also been listed. The introduction of new symbols has been kept to a minimum, and an effort has been made to avoid the use of conflicting notation. In certain tables many-figured function values are given at irregular intervals in the argument.

An example is provided by Table 9.

Auxiliary Functions One of the objects of this Handbook is to provide tables or computing methods which enable the user to evaluate the tabulated functions over complete ranges of real values of their parameters. In order to achieve this object, frequent use has been made of auxiliary functions to remove the infinite part of the original functions at their singularities, and auxiliary arguments to co e with infinite ranges.

An example will make t fi e procedure clear. The exponential integral of positive argument is given by 4. The Punctions Ei x -In x and x-liEi ln x-r], however, are wellbehaved and readily interpolable in this region.

Either will do as an auxiliary function; the latter was in fact selected as it yields slightly higher accuracy when Ei x is recovered. Interpolation The tables in this Handbook are not provided with differences or other aids to interpolation, because it was felt that the space they require could be better employed by the tabulation of additional functions. Admittedly aids could have been given without consuming extra space by increasing the intervals of tabulation, but this would have conflicted with the requirement that linear interpolation is accurate to four or five figures.

As an example, consider the following extract from Table 5. We obtain j.

In this example, the relevant formula is the 5-point one, given by The numbers in the third and fourth columns are the first and second differences of the values of xezEl x see below ; the smallness of the second difference provides a check on the three interpolations. Again, in each evaluation we accumulate the An p in the multiplier register since their sum is unity.

## Handbook of mathematical functions with formulas, graphs, and mathematical tables

We now have the following subtable. I Yo, 1. The scheme for carrying out this process in the present example is as follows: 7. An extra decimal place is usually carried in the intermediate interpolates to safeguard against accumulation of rounding errors. The order in which the tabular values are used is immaterial to some extent, but to achieve the maximum rate of convergence and at the same time minimize accumulation of rounding errors, we begin, as in this example, with the tabular argument nearest to the given argument, then take the nearest of the remaining tabular arguments, and so on.

The number of tabular values required to achieve a given precision emerges naturally in the course of the iterations. Thus in the present example six values were used, even though it was known in advance that five would suffice.

The extra row confirms the convergence and provides a valuable check. In the present example the relevant part of the difference table is as follows, the differences being lace of the written in units of the lastSaunders was responsible for mesh generation for curves and surfaces, data computation and validation, graphics production, and interactive Web visualization. Don't have a Kindle? Stegun has served effectively as associate editor, sharing in each stage of the planning of the volume.

Paperback Verified Purchase. This book is great to have around, it offers tons of solutions to integrals, series, functions, etc However, I retired recently and rushed to get my own copy. James Stuart Tanton. With its support a z-day Conference on Tables was called at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on September , , to discuss the needs for tables of various kinds.