Whats a good book to learn about these topics?
Lebedev, Special functions & Their Applications (Dover books) covers these thoroughly, includes many worked out problems in the "Applications" chapter accompanying each topic, and is inexpensive!
looks good, thanks.
i don't understand the point of studying these functions anymore considering any good CAS will manipulate them much better than you ever will.
So I guess we should stop teaching children how to add, multiply, and do algebra?
Don't these usually crop up from the study of differential equations? So a differential equations book might be the correct place? Any decent DE book should cover this stuff I think.
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