Evaluating infinite integrals involving Bessel functions of arbitrary order

S. K. Lucas, H. A. Stone

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The evaluation of intergrals of the form In = ∫ 0 ∞ f{hook}(x)Jn(x)dx is considered. In the past, the method of dividing an oscillatory integral at its zeros, forming a sequence of partial sums, and using extrapolation to accelerate convergence has been found to be the most efficient technique available where the oscillation is due to a trigonometric function or a Bessel function of order n = 0, 1. Here, we compare various extrapolation techniques as well as choices of endpoints in dividing the integral, and establish the most efficient method for evaluating infinite integrals involving Bessel functions of any order n, not just zero or one. We also outline a simple but very effective technique for calculating Bessel function zeros.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-231
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 20 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


  • Bessel functions
  • Bessel zeros
  • Infinite integration
  • Quadrature
  • mW transform
  • ε-algorithm


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