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Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications: Classical and Quantum Orthogonal Polynomials in One Variable Series Number 98 (Paperback)
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Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications: Classical and Quantum Orthogonal Polynomials in One Variable Series Number 98 (Paperback)

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The first modern treatment of orthogonal polynomials from the viewpoint of special functions is now available in paperback. Its encyclopedic coverage includes classical topics such as Jacobi, Hermite, Laguerre, Hahn, Charlier and Meixner polynomials as well as those discovered over the last 50 years, e.g. Askey-Wilson and Al-Salam-Chihara polynomial systems. Multiple orthogonal polynomials are discussed here for the first time in book form. Many modern applications of the subject are dealt with, including birth and death processes, integrable systems, combinatorics, and physical models. A chapter on open research problems and conjectures is designed to stimulate further research on the subject. Thoroughly updated and corrected since its original printing, this book continues to be valued as an authoritative reference not only by mathematicians, but also a wide range of scientists and engineers. Exercises ranging in difficulty are included to help both the graduate student and the newcomer.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521143479
Number of pages: 726
Weight: 1080 g
Dimensions: 234 x 157 x 37 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... an ambitious and imposing testament to the author's eminence in and love for the subject. All research workers in orthogonal polynomials will want to own this special work. I feel fortunate to have a copy of it.' The Mathematical Intelligencer
'The monograph by Mourad Ismail will meet the needs for an authoritative, up-to-date, self-contained and comprehensive account of the theory of orthogonal polynomials treated for the first time from the viewpoint of special functions. The coverage is encyclopedic ... Simplicity, clarity of exposition, thoughtfully designed exercises are among the book's strengths.' Zentralblatt Mathematik
'... it should be on the bookshelf of any mathematician with an interest in either special functions, q-series, or orthogonal polynomials.' American Mathematical Society
'This is an impressive and monumental work on classical orthogonal polynomials and their q-analogs from the viewpoint of special functions.' Monatshefte fur Mathematik
'This is the first modern treatment of orthogonal polynomials from the viewpoint of special functions. The coverage is encyclopedic ... [the work] will be valued as an authoritative reference and for graduate teaching, in which role it has already been successfully class-tested.' L'enseignement mathematique
'... a delight to read, since one can find many new results or new approaches to well-known results. Also most of the chapters have a section with exercises, which range from being easy to having to look up research papers in order to be able to solve them. So the book ties in intimately with the current literature, and this is reflected by the 36-page bibliography, giving an excellent starting point to find one's way into the literature.' Erik Koelink, Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society
"Simplicity, clarity of exposition, thoughtfully designed exercises are among the book's strengths. The book will be of interest not only to mathematicians, but also to a wide range of scientists and engineers." Zentralblatt MATH
"It's delightful to read this book, and one can find many great results and new proofs for insights into known results. Also, most of the chapters have a set of exercises, which vary in difficulty...Ismail's book is a great book on orthogonal polynomials containing a lot of information on the general theory and on explicit families of orthogonal polynomials. Starting with elementary theory and ending with research problems, this book is well-suited both for classroom use and for researchers." Erik Koelink, Technische Universiteit Delft, SIAM Review
"As one turns the pages, one is truck by how much material is recent, with most of the results being established in the past two decades.... Indeed, it should be on the bookshelf of any mathematician with an interest in either special functions, q-series, or orthogonal polynomials." Bruce C. Berndt, Mathematical Reviews
"... an ambitious and imposing testament to the author's eminence in and love for the subject. All research workers in orthogonal polynomials will want to own this special work. I feel fortunate to have a copy of it." The Mathematical Intelligencer

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