Topic outline

  • General

    Mi, 16:00-17:30 Uhr, HA 105, 1st lecture 11.3.2009

    The lecture will be in English and continues the theme of Part 1 (WS2008).
    In many different areas of mathematics one meets special function.
    For example: gamma function, (q-)binomial coefficients, exp/log-
    and sin/cos-integrals, Airy and Bessel functions, (q-)hypergeometric
    series, or orthogonal polynomials. The lecture discusses elementary
    properties of such functions. The special focus in this semester is put on orthogonal polynomials. A particular emphasis is put on computer algebra algebra algorithms for proving identities.

    Requirements: Active knowledge from "Analytische Kombinatorik".