The rate of convergence of Hermite function series
Author:
John P. Boyd
Journal:
Math. Comp. 35 (1980), 13091316
MSC:
Primary 42C10
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S00255718198005835083
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Abstract: Let $\alpha > 0$ be the least upper bound of $\gamma$ for which \[ f(z) \sim O({e^{  qz\gamma }})\] for some positive constant q as $z \to \infty$ on the real axis. It is then proved that at least an infinite subsequence of the coefficients $\{ {a_n}\}$ in \[ f(z) = {e^{  {z^2}/2}}\sum \limits _{n = 0}^\infty {{a_n}{H_n}(z),} \] where the ${H_n}$ are the normalized Hermite polynomials, must satisfy certain lower bounds. The theorems show two striking facts. First, the convergence rate of a Hermite series depends not only upon the order $\rho$ for an entire function or the location of the nearest singularity for a singular function as for a power series but also upon $\alpha$, thus making the convergence theory of Hermitian series more complicated (and interesting) than that for any ordinary Taylor expansion. Second, the poorer the match between the asymptotic behavior of $f(z)$ and $\exp (1/2 z^2)$ the poorer the convergence of the Hermite series will be.

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Keywords:
Hermite function series
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