M. Abramowitz and I. A. Stegun Handbook of mathematical functions. Abramowitz and Stegun: Handbook of Mathematical Functions. Table of contents · Electronic index to all pages and sections · Electronic subject index. Abramowitz and Stegun (AS) is a mathematical reference work edited by Milton Abramowitz and Irene Stegun of the United States National Bureau of Standards .

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Nowadays, computer algebra systems have replaced the function tablesbut the Handbook remains an important reference source. Page 97 showing part of a table of common logarithms.

Handbook of Mathematical Functions (AMS55)

During the mids, the book was cited every 1. The Handbook is likely the most widely distributed and most cited NIST technical publication of all time. Reprint edition by Dover Publications:. And its influence will persist as it is currently being updated in digital format by NIST.

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Government Printing Office, Washington, D. The foreword discusses a meeting in in which it was agreed that “the advent of high-speed computing equipment changed the task of table making but definitely did not remove the need for tables”.

Abramowitz and Stegun: Handbook of Mathematical Functions

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More than 1, pages long, the Handbook of Mathematical Functions was first published in and reprinted many times, with yet another reprint in Since it was first published inthe page Handbook has been one of the most comprehensive sources of information on special functionscontaining definitions, identities, approximations, plots, and tables of values of numerous functions used in virtually all fields of applied mathematics.

Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables Page 97 showing part of a table of common logarithms.

This error is sometimes used to illustrate the human trait of looking in every place except the most obvious one. Foundations for Progress, At the time of its publication, the Handbook was an essential resource for practitioners.


Abramowitz and Stegun: Handbook of Mathematical Functions

Government sales exceedcopies, and an estimated three times as many have been reprinted and sold by commercial publishers abramovch Department of CommerceCambridge University Press. While there was only one edition of the work, it went through many print runs including a growing number of corrections. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on Views Read Edit View history. Or maybe two or three By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.