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Series expansions of $W_{k, m}(Z)$ involving parabolic cylinder functions
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Math. Comp. 25 (1971), 783-787 Request permission


In this paper, an explicit error bound is obtained for an expansion of the Whittaker function, ${W_{k,m}}(z)$, in series of parabolic cylinder functions. It is also shown that the Whittaker function may be asymptotically represented as the sum of two products where one product involves a parabolic cylinder function and the other product involves the first-order derivative of this function.
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  • © Copyright 1971 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 25 (1971), 783-787
  • MSC: Primary 33A30
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  • MathSciNet review: 0306566