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Spheroidal Wave Functions

William J. Thompson
Journal / Anthology

Computing in Science & Engineering
Year: 1999
Issue: May/June
Page range: 84-87

Speroidal wave functions occur in many scientific and engineering contexts, from atomic nuclei to the cosmos - scattering by nonspherical nuclei, wave functions of diatomic molecules, analysis of band-limited random noise, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing, and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation. Therefore, visualizing these functions and computing them reliably can be useful and interesting.

*Mathematics > Calculus and Analysis > Special Functions

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