Re: Hypergeometric

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg20122] Re: Hypergeometric*From*: "Kevin J. McCann" <kevin.mccann at jhuapl.edu>*Date*: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 03:04:52 -0400*Organization*: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD, USA*References*: <7suvt4$22v@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hypergeometric1F1^(1,0,0)[a,b,x] means the derivative with respect to the first argument; so D[Hypergeometric1F1[a,b,x],a] will produce this result. This is the standard notation for derivatives of multivariate functions. The second derivative WRT b would produce "(0,2,0)", and so on. Kevin -- Kevin J. McCann Johns Hopkins University APL Big Fish <whatafish at my-deja.com> wrote in message news:7suvt4$22v at smc.vnet.net... > 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] ? > > > > > > Much thanks. > > -- > Please kindly send a copy of your reply directly > to my e-mail: whatafish at hotmail.com > > > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ > Before you buy. >