# InverseErfc

InverseErfc[s]

gives the inverse complementary error function obtained as the solution for z in .

# Details

• Mathematical function, suitable for both symbolic and numerical manipulation.
• Explicit numerical values are given only for real values of s between 0 and 2.
• For certain special arguments, InverseErfc automatically evaluates to exact values.
• InverseErfc can be evaluated to arbitrary numerical precision.
• InverseErfc automatically threads over lists.
• InverseErfc can be used with Interval and CenteredInterval objects. »

# Examples

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## Basic Examples(4)

Evaluate numerically:

Plot over a subset of the reals:

Series expansion at the origin:

Series expansion at a singular point:

## Scope(26)

### Numerical Evaluation(4)

Evaluate numerically to high precision:

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

Evaluate InverseErfc efficiently at high precision:

InverseErfc threads elementwise over lists and arrays:

InverseErf can be used with Interval and CenteredInterval objects:

### Specific Values(4)

Exact results for specific arguments:

Find a real root of the equation :

Plot the InverseErfc function:

Plot the InverseErfc function reflected about :

### Function Properties(8)

InverseErfc is defined for all real values from the interval :

InverseErfc takes all real values:

InverseErfc is an analytic function on its domain:

It is not analytic in general, as it has both singularities and discontinuities:

InverseErfc is nonincreasing on its domain:

InverseErfc is injective:

InverseErfc is surjective:

InverseErfc is neither non-negative nor non-positive:

InverseErfc is neither convex nor concave:

### Differentiation(2)

First derivative:

Higher derivatives:

### Integration(3)

Indefinite integral of InverseErfc:

Definite integral of InverseErfc over its real domain:

Numerical approximation of the definite integral of InverseErfc:

### Series Expansions(2)

Series expansion for InverseErfc around :

Taylor expansion for InverseErfc around :

Plot the first three approximations for InverseErfc around :

### Function Representations(3)

Primary definition of the inverse error function:

Relation to the inverse complementary error function:

## Applications(1)

Generate Gaussian-distributed random numbers:

## Properties & Relations(4)

Solve a transcendental equation:

Numerically find a root of a transcendental equation:

Compose with the inverse function:

Use PowerExpand to disregard multivaluedness of the inverse function:

InverseErfc is a numeric function:

## Possible Issues(1)

InverseErfc evaluates numerically only for :

## Neat Examples(1)

Riemann surface of InverseErfc:

Wolfram Research (1996), InverseErfc, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/InverseErfc.html (updated 2023).

#### Text

Wolfram Research (1996), InverseErfc, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/InverseErfc.html (updated 2023).

#### CMS

Wolfram Language. 1996. "InverseErfc." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2023. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/InverseErfc.html.

#### APA

Wolfram Language. (1996). InverseErfc. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/InverseErfc.html

#### BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2024_inverseerfc, author="Wolfram Research", title="{InverseErfc}", year="2023", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/InverseErfc.html}", note=[Accessed: 15-July-2024 ]}

#### BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2024_inverseerfc, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={InverseErfc}, year={2023}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/InverseErfc.html}, note=[Accessed: 15-July-2024 ]}