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A Software Repository for Orthogonal Polynomials

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by Walter Gautschi


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2018 / viii + 60 pages / ebook / eISBN 978-1-611975-22-2 / List Price $24.00 / SIAM Member Price $16.80 / Order Code: SE28

Keywords: orthogonal polynomials; Matlab software; classical weight functions; quasi-classical weight functions; nonclassical weight functions


This is the first book that provides graphs and references to online datasets that enable the generation of a large number of orthogonal polynomials with classical, quasi-classical, and nonclassical weight functions. Useful numerical tables are also included.

The book will be of interest to scientists, engineers, applied mathematicians, and statisticians.    

About the Author
Walter Gautschi has held postdoctoral positions at the Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo “Mauro Picone” in Rome and at Harvard University. He was Research Mathematician at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. for four years and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for three years before taking on a full professorship at Purdue University, where he remained until his retirement in 2000. Elected Corresponding Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Foreign Member of the Turin Academy of Sciences, Gautschi has served on the editorial committees of several journals and was chairman of the Mathematics of Computation editorial board. He has published extensively in the areas of computational mathematics, orthogonal polynomials, and history, including two books. 


eISBN 9781611975222

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