zbMATH — the first resource for mathematics

Examples
Geometry Search for the term Geometry in any field. Queries are case-independent.
Funct* Wildcard queries are specified by * (e.g. functions, functorial, etc.). Otherwise the search is exact.
"Topological group" Phrases (multi-words) should be set in "straight quotation marks".
au: Bourbaki & ti: Algebra Search for author and title. The and-operator & is default and can be omitted.
Chebyshev | Tschebyscheff The or-operator | allows to search for Chebyshev or Tschebyscheff.
"Quasi* map*" py: 1989 The resulting documents have publication year 1989.
so: Eur* J* Mat* Soc* cc: 14 Search for publications in a particular source with a Mathematics Subject Classification code (cc) in 14.
"Partial diff* eq*" ! elliptic The not-operator ! eliminates all results containing the word elliptic.
dt: b & au: Hilbert The document type is set to books; alternatively: j for journal articles, a for book articles.
py: 2000-2015 cc: (94A | 11T) Number ranges are accepted. Terms can be grouped within (parentheses).
la: chinese Find documents in a given language. ISO 639-1 language codes can also be used.

Operators
a & b logic and
a | b logic or
!ab logic not
abc* right wildcard
"ab c" phrase
(ab c) parentheses
Fields
any anywhere an internal document identifier
au author, editor ai internal author identifier
ti title la language
so source ab review, abstract
py publication year rv reviewer
cc MSC code ut uncontrolled term
dt document type (j: journal article; b: book; a: book article)
The incomplete gamma functions since Tricomi. (English) Zbl 0965.33001
Tricomi’s ideas and contemporary applied mathematics. Proceedings of the international conference held on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Francesco G. Tricomi, Rome, Italy, November 28-29 and Turin, Italy, December 1-2, 1997. Rome: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Atti Convegni Lincei. 147, 203-237 (1998).
This is a very thorough and enjoyable survey on the incomplete gamma functions and their Tricomi-variants γ * (a,x)=x -a 0 x e -t t a-1 dt/Γ(a) and γ 1 (a,x)=Γ(a)x a γ * (a,-x)· There are 160 references and the author even corrects errors in a few. In addition to what the title promiseses, the paper starts with a brief account of the history of the subject before 1950, followed by an affectionate but not uncritical description of Tricomi’s contributions. The main body (two thirds) of the paper deals with approximation, asymptotics, Stokes’s phenomenon, zeros, inverse functions, inequalities, monotonicity, numerical methods, generalizations, and links to other special functions after Tricomi.

MSC:
33-02Research monographs (special functions)
33B20Incomplete beta and gamma functions
33-03Historical (special functions)
33C15Confluent hypergeometric functions, Whittaker functions, 1 F 1
33C45Orthogonal polynomials and functions of hypergeometric type
33F05Numerical approximation and evaluation of special functions
41A30Approximation by other special function classes
41A58Series expansions (e.g. Taylor, Lidstone series, but not Fourier series)
26A48Monotonic functions, generalizations (one real variable)
26D07Inequalities involving other types of real functions