gives the derivative with respect to of the radial spheroidal function of the second kind.


  • Mathematical function, suitable for both symbolic and numerical manipulation.
  • For certain special arguments, SpheroidalS2Prime automatically evaluates to exact values.
  • SpheroidalS2Prime can be evaluated to arbitrary numerical precision.
  • SpheroidalS2Prime automatically threads over lists.


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Basic Examples  (5)

Evaluate numerically:

Plot over a subset of the reals:

Plot over a subset of the complexes:

Series expansion at the origin:

Series expansion at a singular point:

Scope  (18)

Numerical Evaluation  (4)

Evaluate numerically:

Evaluate to high precision:

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

Complex number inputs:

Evaluate efficiently at high precision:

Specific Values  (5)

Simple exact values are generated automatically:

Singular points:

Find the first positive maximum of SpheroidalS2Prime[2,0,5,x]:

SpheroidalS2Prime functions become elementary if and :

TraditionalForm typesetting:

Visualization  (3)

Plot the SpheroidalS2Prime function for integer orders:

Plot the SpheroidalS2Prime function for non-integer parameters:

Plot the real part of SpheroidalS2Prime:

Plot the imaginary part of SpheroidalS2Prime:

Differentiation  (2)

First derivative with respect to :

Higher derivatives with respect to :

Plot the higher derivatives with respect to when , and :

Integration  (2)

Compute the indefinite integral using Integrate:

Verify the anti-derivative:

Definite integral:

Series Expansions  (2)

Find the Taylor expansion using Series:

Plots of the first three approximations around :

Taylor expansion at a generic point:

Properties & Relations  (1)

Spheroidal functions do not evaluate for half-integer values of n and generic values of m:

Introduced in 2007