       Numerical Evaluation of HypergeometricPFQ

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• Subject: [mg492] Numerical Evaluation of HypergeometricPFQ
• From: "NELSON M. BLACHMAN" <blachman at gtewd.mtv.gtegsc.com>
• Date: Sun, 26 Feb 1995 23:54:13 PST

```  I was pleased to see just now that Mma's able to evaluate
Integrate[Sin[t u]/Sin[t],{t,0,Pi/2}]  in terms of HypergeomPFQ.
When I asked it to plot the result, however, I found it apparently
unable to determine numerical values for HypergeomPFQ.

Maple can sometimes compute numerical values for HypergeomPFQ,
but for the particular denominator indices here it complains of
iteration limits' being exceeded.  Does anyone know of a way to
get Mma 2.2 to evaluate HypergeomPFQ numerically?

I suspect there's a simple expression for HypergeomPFQ[{ },{ },1]
in terms of gamma functions when  P = Q + 1;  there is, anyhow, if
P = 2  and  Q = 1.  Does anyone know if that's true and, if so, what
it is?
Nelson M. Blachman
GTE Government Systems Corp.
Mountain View, California

Mathematica 2.2 for DOS 387

In:= Integrate[Sin[t u]/Sin[t],{t,0,Pi/2}]

3   u        Pi u                     1          3 - u  3 + u
(- + -) u Cos[----] HypergeometricPFQ[{-, 1, 1}, {-----, -----}, 1]
2   2         2                       2            2      2
Out= -------------------------------------------------------------------
3    u     1    u   1   u
4 (-(-) - -) (-(-) - -) (- - -)
2    2     2    2   2   2

In:= f[t_]:= %1 /. u -> t     Simplify ELIMINATES THE FIRST FACTOR IN
THE NUMERATOR AND IN THE DENOMINATOR.
In:= f[.1] // N

Out= 0.0997665 HypergeometricPFQ[{0.5, 1., 1.}, {1.45, 1.55}, 1.]

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