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250085 VU Special Functions (2020W)

7.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 25 - Mathematik
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This is an online course (with active participation required and integrated examinaton); it is planned to use the video conferencing tool BigBlueButton.

Thursday 01.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 07.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 08.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 14.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 15.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 21.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 22.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 28.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 29.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 04.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 05.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 11.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 12.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 18.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 19.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 25.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 26.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 02.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 03.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 16.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 17.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 07.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 13.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 14.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 20.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 21.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 27.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 28.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

We will focus on the basics of the theory of Special Functions. In particular, the following topics shall be covered: gamma function, beta function, hypergeometric functions, (special) orthogonal polynomials, q-series, theta functions, elliptic functions.
In addition to the lectures of the instructor, frequent discussions will be held. Also home work will be assigned. By arrangement individual students will upload sample solutions and present them online to all the participants.
Further information will be made available at http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~schlosse/courses/SF/SF.html

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation and active cooperation (especially at the discussions) are requested. Home work will be sporadically checked. In the second half of the course each student shall give a short 15 minutes presentation (with his or her own prepared slides) on a Special Functions theme that has been agreed on with the instructor (such as a section of the book which was not covered in the course).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular and punctual participation is obligatory. The quality of the individual student's messages and presented solutions, and of the short presentation, will be assessed.

Examination topics

Selected sections from the course text book.

Reading list

George E. Andrews, Richard Askey, and Ranjan Roy, "Special Functions", Cambridge University Press, 1999
(freely available as online ressource of the University Library).

Association in the course directory

MALV, MAMV

Last modified: Mo 05.10.2020 10:10