       general differentiation formula for spherical bessel function

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• Subject: [mg116817] general differentiation formula for spherical bessel function
• From: raj <pianoman2008sg at yahoo.com>
• Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 05:22:49 -0500 (EST)

```D[SphericalBesselJ[L, k Subscript[r, 2]], {k, 1}] //

hi there!,
i am trying to obtain a general formula for differentiating a spherical bessel function of the form SphericalBesselJ[L, kr] m times with respect to k

D[SphericalBesselJ[L, k Subscript[r, 2]], {k, 1}] //
FullSimplify // Apart=
(L SphericalBesselJ[L, k Subscript[r, 2]])/k -
SphericalBesselJ[1 + L, k Subscript[r, 2]] Subscript[r, 2]

D[SphericalBesselJ[L, k Subscript[r, 2]], {k, 2}] //
FullSimplify // Apart =
((-1 + L) L SphericalBesselJ[L, k Subscript[r, 2]])/k^2 + (
2 SphericalBesselJ[1 + L, k Subscript[r, 2]] Subscript[r, 2])/k -
SphericalBesselJ[L, k Subscript[r, 2]] \!
\*SubsuperscriptBox[\(r\), \(2\), \(2\)]
and so on.
is there a general formula in terms of SphericalBesselJ[L, kr]?

```

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