Accession Number : ADA193253

Title :   A Simple Explanation of the Stokes Phenomenon.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON CENTER FOR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Meyer, Richard E

PDF Url : ADA193253

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The Stokes Phenomenon is known to be a pervasive feature of asymptotics, but its explanation in the literature is obscured by intricate and lengthy technicalities. This article presents a simpler approach to its understanding and treatment as a natural aspect of a well-motivated characterization of functions by approximants of different multivaluedness. Keywords: Waves; Special functions.

Descriptors :   *SPECIAL FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICAL), COEFFICIENTS, WAVES, ASYMPTOTIC NORMALITY, LINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE