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Confluent Hypergeometric Limit Function

{}_0F_1(;a;z)\equiv \lim_{q\to \infty} {}_1F_1\left({q;a;{z\over q}}\right).
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It has a series expansion
{}_0F_1(;a;z) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty {z^n\over(a)_nn!}
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and satisfies
z{d^2y\over dz^2}+a{dy\over dz}-y=0.
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A Bessel Function of the First Kind can be expressed in terms of this function by
J_n(x)={({\textstyle{1\over 2}}x)^n\over n!} {}_0F_1(;n+1;-{\textstyle{1\over 4}}x^2)
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(Petkovsek et al. 1996).

See also Confluent Hypergeometric Function, Generalized Hypergeometric Function, Hypergeometric Function


Petkovsek, M.; Wilf, H. S.; and Zeilberger, D. A=B. Wellesley, MA: A. K. Peters, p. 38, 1996.

© 1996-9 Eric W. Weisstein