gives the Whittaker function .
- Mathematical function, suitable for both symbolic and numerical manipulation.
- WhittakerW is related to the confluent hypergeometric function by .
- is infinite at for integer .
- For certain special arguments, WhittakerW automatically evaluates to exact values.
- WhittakerW can be evaluated to arbitrary numerical precision.
- WhittakerW automatically threads over lists.
- WhittakerW[k,m,z] has a branch cut discontinuity in the complex plane running from to .
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Basic Examples (3)
Use FunctionExpand to expand in terms of hypergeometric functions:
Properties & Relations (4)
Introduced in 2007