# Gudermannian

Gudermannian[z]

gives the Gudermannian function .

# Details • Mathematical function, suitable for both symbolic and numerical manipulation.
• The Gudermannian function is generically defined by .
• Gudermannian[z] has branch cut discontinuities in the complex plane running from to for integers , where the function is continuous from the right.
• Gudermannian can be evaluated to arbitrary numerical precision.
• Gudermannian automatically threads over lists.

# Examples

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## Basic Examples(4)

Evaluate numerically:

Plot over a subset of the reals:

Plot over a subset of the complexes:

Series expansion at the origin:

## Scope(31)

### Numerical Evaluation(5)

Evaluate numerically:

Evaluate to high precision:

The precision of the output tracks the precision of the input:

Complex number input:

Evaluate efficiently at high precision:

Exp threads elementwise over lists and matrices:

### Specific Values(3)

The value at zero:

Values at infinity:

Find a value of for which the using Solve:

Substitute in the result:

Visualize the result:

### Visualization(3)

Plot the Gudermannian function:

Plot the real part of Gudermannian[x+ I y]:

Plot the imaginary part of Gudermannian[x+ I y]:

Polar plot with :

### Function Properties(5)

Gudermannian is defined for all real values:

Gudermannian is defined for all complex values except branch points:

Real range: Gudermannian has the mirror property :

Gudermannian is an odd function:

### Differentiation(3)

The first derivative with respect to z:

Higher derivatives with respect to z:

Plot the higher derivatives with respect to z:

Formula for the derivative with respect to z:

### Integration(4)

Compute the indefinite integral using Integrate:

Verify the anti-derivative:

Definite integral:

The definite integral of Gudermannian over a period is 0:

More integrals:

### Series Expansions(4)

Find the Taylor expansion using Series:

Plots of the first three approximations around :

The first-order Fourier series:

The Taylor expansion at a generic point:

Gudermannian can be applied to a power series:

### Function Representations(4)

Gudermannian can be represented in terms of Exp and ArcTan on the real line:

Representation as an integral on the real line:

Since Gudermannian is odd, the same result is obtained for negative :

Gudermannian can be represented in terms of Tanh and ArcTan away from the imaginary axis:

This representation is invalid on the half that is further from the origin of each branch cut strip:

Represent Gudermannian using Piecewise:

This representation is correct at all points, including branch cuts:

## Applications(1)

Nonperiodic solution of a pendulum equation:

## Properties & Relations(2)

Use FunctionExpand to expand Gudermannian in terms of elementary functions:

Use FullSimplify to prove identities involving the Gudermannian function:

Introduced in 2008
(7.0)
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Updated in 2020
(12.1)