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Dave Rusin; The Mathematical Atlas  
A short article designed to provide an introduction to special functions, specialized functions beyond the familiar trigonometric or exponential functions. The ones studied (hypergeometric functions, orthogonal polynomials, and so on) arise very naturally in areas of analysis, number theory, Lie groups, and combinatorics. Among the functions studied are trigonometric functions, exponential functions, hyperbolic functions, error functions, elliptic integrals, gamma functions, bessel functions, Fresnal integrals, Airy functions, Kelvin functions, and Pochhammer's symbols. History; applications and related fields and subfields; textbooks, reference works, and tutorials; software and tables; other web sites with this focus.  


Levels:  College 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Articles 
Math Topics:  Functional Analysis 
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