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1. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 571)

Miller, A. R.; Paris, R. B.
A Generalised Kummer-Type Transformation for the ${}_pF_p(x)$ Hypergeometric Function
In a recent paper, Miller derived a Kummer-type transformation for the generalised hypergeometric function ${}_pF_p(x)$ when pairs of parameters differ by unity, by means of a reduction formula for a certain Kampé de Fériet function. An alternative and simpler derivation of this transformation is obtained here by application of the well-known Kummer transformation for the confluent hypergeometric function corresponding to $p=1$.

Keywords:generalised hypergeometric series, Kummer transformation
Categories:33C15, 33C20

2. CMB 2010 (vol 54 pp. 538)

Srinivasan, Gopala Krishna; Zvengrowski, P.
On the Horizontal Monotonicity of $|\Gamma(s)|$
Writing $s = \sigma + it$ for a complex variable, it is proved that the modulus of the gamma function, $|\Gamma(s)|$, is strictly monotone increasing with respect to $\sigma$ whenever $|t| > 5/4$. It is also shown that this result is false for $|t| \leq 1$.

Keywords:Gamma function, modulus, monotonicity

3. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 583)

Konstantinou, Elisavet; Kontogeorgis, Aristides
Computing Polynomials of the Ramanujan $t_n$ Class Invariants
We compute the minimal polynomials of the Ramanujan values $t_n$, where $n\equiv 11 \mod 24$, using the Shimura reciprocity law. These polynomials can be used for defining the Hilbert class field of the imaginary quadratic field $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-n})$ and have much smaller coefficients than the Hilbert polynomials.

Categories:11R29, 33E05, 11R20

4. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 627)

Vidanovi\'{c}, Mirjana V.; Tri\v{c}kovi\'{c}, Slobodan B.; Stankovi\'{c}, Miomir S.
Summation of Series over Bourget Functions
In this paper we derive formulas for summation of series involving J.~Bourget's generalization of Bessel functions of integer order, as well as the analogous generalizations by H.~M.~Srivastava. These series are expressed in terms of the Riemann $\z$ function and Dirichlet functions $\eta$, $\la$, $\b$, and can be brought into closed form in certain cases, which means that the infinite series are represented by finite sums.

Keywords:Riemann zeta function, Bessel functions, Bourget functions, Dirichlet functions
Categories:33C10, 11M06, 65B10

5. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 561)

Kuznetsov, Alexey
Expansion of the Riemann $\Xi$ Function in Meixner--Pollaczek Polynomials
In this article we study in detail the expansion of the Riemann $\Xi$ function in Meixner--Pollaczek polynomials. We obtain explicit formulas, recurrence relation and asymptotic expansion for the coefficients and investigate the zeros of the partial sums.

Categories:41A10, 11M26, 33C45

6. CMB 2007 (vol 50 pp. 547)

Iakovlev, Serguei
Inverse Laplace Transforms Encountered in Hyperbolic Problems of Non-Stationary Fluid-Structure Interaction
The paper offers a study of the inverse Laplace transforms of the functions $I_n(rs)\{sI_n^{'}(s)\}^{-1}$ where $I_n$ is the modified Bessel function of the first kind and $r$ is a parameter. The present study is a continuation of the author's previous work %[\textit{Canadian Mathematical Bulletin} 45] on the singular behavior of the special case of the functions in question, $r$=1. The general case of $r \in [0,1]$ is addressed, and it is shown that the inverse Laplace transforms for such $r$ exhibit significantly more complex behavior than their predecessors, even though they still only have two different types of points of discontinuity: singularities and finite discontinuities. The functions studied originate from non-stationary fluid-structure interaction, and as such are of interest to researchers working in the area.

Categories:44A10, 44A20, 33C10, 40A30, 74F10, 76Q05

7. CMB 2007 (vol 50 pp. 284)

McIntosh, Richard J.
Second Order Mock Theta Functions
In his last letter to Hardy, Ramanujan defined 17 functions $F(q)$, where $|q|<1$. He called them mock theta functions, because as $q$ radially approaches any point $e^{2\pi ir}$ ($r$ rational), there is a theta function $F_r(q)$ with $F(q)-F_r(q)=O(1)$. In this paper we establish the relationship between two families of mock theta functions.

Keywords:$q$-series, mock theta function, Mordell integral
Categories:11B65, 33D15

8. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 382)

De Carli, Laura
Uniform Estimates of Ultraspherical Polynomials of Large Order
In this paper we prove the sharp inequality $$ |P_n^{(s)}(x)|\leq P_n^{(s)}(1)\bigl(|x|^n +\frac{n-1}{2 s+1}(1-|x|^n)\bigr),$$ where $P_n^{(s)}(x)$ is the classical ultraspherical polynomial of degree $n$ and order $s\ge n\frac{1+\sqrt 5}{4}$. This inequality can be refined in $[0,z_n^s]$ and $[z_n^s,1]$, where $z_n^s$ denotes the largest zero of $P_n^{(s)}(x)$.

Categories:42C05, 33C47

9. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 147)

Väänänen, Keijo; Zudilin, Wadim
Baker-Type Estimates for Linear Forms in the Values of $q$-Series
We obtain lower estimates for the absolute values of linear forms of the values of generalized Heine series at non-zero points of an imaginary quadratic field~$\II$, in particular of the values of $q$-exponential function. These estimates depend on the individual coefficients, not only on the maximum of their absolute values. The proof uses a variant of classical Siegel's method applied to a system of functional Poincar\'e-type equations and the connection between the solutions of these functional equations and the generalized Heine series.

Keywords:measure of linear independence, $q$-series
Categories:11J82, 33D15

10. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 567)

De Sole, Alberto; Kac, Victor G.
Subalgebras of $\gc_N$ and Jacobi Polynomials
We classify the subalgebras of the general Lie conformal algebra $\gc_N$ that act irreducibly on $\mathbb{C} [\partial]^N$ and that are normalized by the sl$_2$-part of a Virasoro element. The problem turns out to be closely related to classical Jacobi polynomials $P_n^{(-\sigma,\sigma)}$, $\sigma \in \mathbb{C}$. The connection goes both ways---we use in our classification some classical properties of Jacobi polynomials, and we derive from the theory of conformal algebras some apparently new properties of Jacobi polynomials.

Categories:17B65, 17B68, 17B69, 33C45

11. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 436)

Sawyer, P.
The Spherical Functions Related to the Root System $B_2$
In this paper, we give an integral formula for the eigenfunctions of the ring of differential operators related to the root system $B_2$.

Categories:43A90, 22E30, 33C80

12. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 257)

Lee, Min Ho
Modular Forms Associated to Theta Functions
We use the theory of Jacobi-like forms to construct modular forms for a congruence subgroup of $\SL(2,\mathbb{R})$ which can be expressed as linear combinations of products of certain theta functions.

Categories:11F11, 11F27, 33D10

13. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 337)

Vinet, Luc; Zhedanov, Alexei
Spectral Transformations of the Laurent Biorthogonal Polynomials, II. Pastro Polynomials
We continue to study the simplest closure conditions for chains of spectral transformations of the Laurent biorthogonal polynomials ($\LBP$). It is shown that the 1-1-periodic $q$-closure condition leads to the $\LBP$ introduced by Pastro. We introduce classes of semi-classical and Laguerre-Hahn $\LBP$ associated to generic closure conditions of the chain of spectral transformations.

Keywords:Laurent orthogonal polynomials, Pastro polynomials, spectral transformations

14. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 496)

Xu, Yuan
Harmonic Polynomials Associated With Reflection Groups
We extend Maxwell's representation of harmonic polynomials to $h$-harmonics associated to a reflection invariant weight function $h_k$. Let $\CD_i$, $1\le i \le d$, be Dunkl's operators associated with a reflection group. For any homogeneous polynomial $P$ of degree $n$, we prove the polynomial $|\xb|^{2 \gamma +d-2+2n}P(\CD)\{1/|\xb|^{2 \gamma +d-2}\}$ is a $h$-harmonic polynomial of degree $n$, where $\gamma = \sum k_i$ and $\CD=(\CD_1,\ldots,\CD_d)$. The construction yields a basis for $h$-harmonics. We also discuss self-adjoint operators acting on the space of $h$-harmonics.

Keywords:$h$-harmonics, reflection group, Dunkl's operators
Categories:33C50, 33C45

15. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 486)

Sawyer, P.
Spherical Functions on $\SO_0(p,q)/\SO(p)\times \SO(q)$
An integral formula is derived for the spherical functions on the symmetric space $G/K=\break \SO_0(p,q)/\SO(p)\times \SO(q)$. This formula allows us to state some results about the analytic continuation of the spherical functions to a tubular neighbourhood of the subalgebra $\a$ of the abelian part in the decomposition $G=KAK$. The corresponding result is then obtained for the heat kernel of the symmetric space $\SO_0(p,q)/\SO (p)\times\SO (q)$ using the Plancherel formula. In the Conclusion, we discuss how this analytic continuation can be a helpful tool to study the growth of the heat kernel.

Categories:33C55, 17B20, 53C35

16. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 427)

Berndt, Bruce C.; Chan, Heng Huat
Ramanujan and the Modular $j$-Invariant
A new infinite product $t_n$ was introduced by S.~Ramanujan on the last page of his third notebook. In this paper, we prove Ramanujan's assertions about $t_n$ by establishing new connections between the modular $j$-invariant and Ramanujan's cubic theory of elliptic functions to alternative bases. We also show that for certain integers $n$, $t_n$ generates the Hilbert class field of $\mathbb{Q} (\sqrt{-n})$. This shows that $t_n$ is a new class invariant according to H.~Weber's definition of class invariants.

Keywords:modular functions, the Borweins' cubic theta-functions, Hilbert class fields
Categories:33C05, 33E05, 11R20, 11R29

17. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 56)

Elbert, Árpád; Siafarikas, Panayiotis D.
On the Square of the First Zero of the Bessel Function $J_\nu(z)$
Let $j_{\nu,1}$ be the smallest (first) positive zero of the Bessel function $J_{\nu}(z)$, $\nu>-1$, which becomes zero when $\nu$ approaches $-1$. Then $j_{\nu,1}^{2}$ can be continued analytically to $-2<\nu<-1$, where it takes on negative values. We show that $j_{\nu,1}^{2}$ is a convex function of $\nu$ in the interval $-2<\nu\leq 0$, as an addition to an old result [\'A.~Elbert and A.~Laforgia, SIAM J. Math. Anal. {\bf 15}(1984), 206--212], stating this convexity for $\nu>0$. Also the monotonicity properties of the functions $\frac{j_{\nu,1}^{2}}{4 (\nu+1)}$, $\frac{j_{\nu,1}^{2}}{4(\nu+1)\sqrt{\nu+2}}$ are determined. Our approach is based on the series expansion of Bessel function $J_{\nu}(z)$ and it turned out to be effective, especially when $-2<\nu<-1$.


18. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 86)

Lubinsky, D. S.
On \lowercase{$q$}-exponential functions for \lowercase{$|q| =1$}
We discuss the $q$-exponential functions $e_q$, $E_q$ for $q$ on the unit circle, especially their continuity in $q$, and analogues of the limit relation $ \lim_{q\rightarrow 1}e_q((1-q)z)=e^z$.

Keywords:$q$-series, $q$-exponentials
Categories:33D05, 11A55, 11K70

19. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 276)

Chouikha, Raouf
Fonctions elliptiques et équations différentielles ordinaires
In this paper, we detail some results of a previous note concerning a trigonometric expansion of the Weierstrass elliptic function $\{\wp(z);\, 2\omega, 2\omega'\}$. In particular, this implies its classical Fourier expansion. We use a direct integration method of the ODE $$(E)\left\{\matrix{{d^2u \over dt^2} = P(u, \lambda)\hfill \cr u(0) = \sigma\hfill \cr {du \over dt}(0) = \tau\hfill \cr}\right.$$ where $P(u)$ is a polynomial of degree $n = 2$ or $3$. In this case, the bifurcations of $(E)$ depend on one parameter only. Moreover, this global method seems not to apply to the cases $n > 3$.

Categories:33E05, 34A05, 33E20, 33E30, 34A20, 34C23

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