Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 147, Issue 1, pp 189–191 | Cite as

Evaluation of Dawson's function

  • L. A. Milone
  • A. A. E. Milone
Article

Abstract

A procedure for the numerical evaluation of Dawson's integral is described. The main difference between the method proposed here and others already published lies in the fact that no asymptotic or polynomial expansions of the function are used. With this procedure at least 10 significant figures are obtained.

Keywords

Significant Figure Numerical Evaluation Polynomial Expansion 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. A. Milone
    • 1
  • A. A. E. Milone
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatorio AstronómicoUniversidad Nacional de CórdobaCórdobaArgentina

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