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gives the Airy function Ai(z).
  • Mathematical function, suitable for both symbolic and numerical manipulation.
  • The Airy function Ai(z) is a solution to the differential equation y^(′′)-xy=0.
  • Ai(z) tends to zero as z→∞.
  • AiryAi[z] is an entire function of z with no branch cut discontinuities.
  • For certain special arguments, AiryAi automatically evaluates to exact values.
  • AiryAi can be evaluated to arbitrary numerical precision.
  • AiryAi automatically threads over lists.
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