Numerical evaluation of the dilogarithm of complex argument

  • Carlos Osácar
  • Jesús Palacián
  • Manuel Palacios


A numerical algorithm to evaluate the dilogarithmic function of a complex argument is proposed. The use of the dilogarithm in celestial mechanics appears in the exact Delaunay normalization of some functions involving the equation of the centre.

Key words

special function numerical evaluation convergence acceleration Gaussian quadrature 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Osácar
    • 1
  • Jesús Palacián
    • 1
  • Manuel Palacios
    • 1
  1. 1.Grupo de Mecánica Espacial Universidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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