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Function Exp[x^2]*Erfc[x]
Posted:
Feb 17, 2012 6:30 AM


Hi,
MATHEMATICA is supposed to contain all known rules from tables of functions etc. One of the very important special functions, related to the function w(z) defined (for example) in Abramowitz and Stegun book, is Exp[x^2]*Erfc[x]. Although it can be expressed formally as the product of two other functions, Exp and Erfc, there is no effective way to compute the values of the function in a wide range of x values, by using Exp and Erfc, because of the overflow in Exp[]. There are known approximations to Exp[x^2]*Erfc[x] (for example ones produced by Cody and coworkers a few decades ago), but I don't see any support for the function in MATHEMATICA. Is this indeed so, or I miss something?
Leslaw



