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Orthogonal Polynomials

2nd AIMS-Volkswagen Stiftung Workshop, Douala, Cameroon, 5-12 October, 2018

  • Mama Foupouagnigni
  • Wolfram Koepf
Conference proceedings AIMSVSW 2018

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction to Orthogonal Polynomials

  3. Recent Research Topics in Orthogonal Polynomials and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Geoffroy Bergeron, Luc Vinet, Alexei Zhedanov
      Pages 195-214
    3. Hamza Chaggara, Radhouan Mbarki, Salma Boussorra
      Pages 215-244
    4. Juan C. García-Ardila, Francisco Marcellán, Misael E. Marriaga
      Pages 245-292
    5. Kerstin Jordaan
      Pages 441-456

About these proceedings


This book presents contributions of international and local experts from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS-Cameroon) and also from other local universities in the domain of orthogonal polynomials and applications. The topics addressed range from univariate to multivariate orthogonal polynomials, from multiple orthogonal polynomials and random matrices to orthogonal polynomials and Painlevé equations. The contributions are based on lectures given at the AIMS-Volkswagen Stiftung Workshop on Introduction of Orthogonal Polynomials and Applications held on October 5–12, 2018 in Douala, Cameroon. This workshop, funded within the framework of the Volkswagen Foundation Initiative "Symposia and Summer Schools", was aimed globally at promoting capacity building in terms of research and training in orthogonal polynomials and applications, discussions and development of new ideas as well as development and enhancement of networking including south-south cooperation.


univariate orthogonal polynomial multivariate orthogonal polynomial multiple orthogonal polynomial random matrices Painlevé equations hypergeometric difference and q-difference equations factorization methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Mama Foupouagnigni
    • 1
  • Wolfram Koepf
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon; African Institute for Mathematical SciencesLimbeCameroon
  2. 2.Institute for MathematicsUniversity of KasselKasselGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Orthogonal Polynomials
  • Book Subtitle 2nd AIMS-Volkswagen Stiftung Workshop, Douala, Cameroon, 5-12 October, 2018
  • Editors Mama Foupouagnigni
    Wolfram Koepf
  • Series Title Tutorials, Schools, and Workshops in the Mathematical Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Tutorials, Schools, and Workshops in the Mathematical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-36743-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-36746-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-36744-2
  • Series ISSN 2522-0969
  • Series E-ISSN 2522-0977
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 683
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Special Functions
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