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- Subject: [mg20136] Re: Hypergeometric
- From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at wolfram.com>
- Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 03:04:59 -0400
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On 30 Sep 1999, Big Fish wrote:
> I know what a hypergeometric function is, like the function
> hypergeometric1F1[a,b,x] in Mathematica. But what does
> Mathematica mean by
> hypergeometric1F1^(1,0,0)[a,b,x] ?
It would be helpful if you could give us a context for the output that you
are describing. Usually parenthesized superscripts like this refer to
derivatives. See, for example, what you obtain when you evaluate
D[Hypergeometric1F1[a, b, x], a]
The (1, 0, 0) means that the function Hypergeometric1F1 has been
differentiated once with respect to the first variable (a) , and zero
times with respect to the others (b and x).
Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com
Wolfram Research, Inc.
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