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Re: Hypergeometric

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg20136] Re: Hypergeometric
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 03:04:59 -0400
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
  • References: <7suvt4$22v@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

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).

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P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at wolfram.com
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.



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