Michael Schlosser

Special Functions

(winter semester 2017/18)


Tel.: (+43-1) 4277-50455

Office hours: by appointment, OMP1, Room 11.124

This lecture course [LVA-Nr. 250143, 4 hours, 6.0 ECTS credits] runs from October 4, 2017 until January 31, 2018, Wednesdays from 09:30 until 11:00 and Thursdays from 09:45 until 11:15 in the Seminar Room 7 (OMP1, 2nd floor).

Contents: This is a classical lecture course where the basics of the theory of Special Functions are conveyed. In particular, the following topics shall be covered: gamma function, beta function, hypergeometric functions, (special) orthogonal polynomials, Selberg integral, q-series, theta functions, elliptic functions.

Literature: Selected sections from George E. Andrews, Richard Askey, and Ranjan Roy: Special Functions. Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications, vol. 71, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999.
Freely available as online ressource of the University Library.

Examination topics: All the covered topics are a priori relevant for the exam. There is a written exam by appointment followed by debriefing and oral exam.

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