On a Generalization of Neumann Series of Bessel Functions Using Hessenberg Matrices and Matrix Exponentials

  • A. Koskela
  • E. JarlebringEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 126)


The Neumann expansion of Bessel functions (of integer order) of a function \(g:\mathbb {C}\rightarrow \mathbb {C}\) corresponds to representing g as a linear combination of basis functions φ0, φ1, …, i.e., \(g(s)=\sum _{\ell = 0}^\infty w_\ell \varphi _\ell (s)\), where φi(s) = Ji(s), i = 0, …, are the Bessel functions. In this work, we study an expansion for a more general class of basis functions. More precisely, we assume that the basis functions satisfy an infinite dimensional linear ordinary differential equation associated with a Hessenberg matrix, motivated by the fact that these basis functions occur in certain iterative methods. A procedure to compute the basis functions as well as the coefficients is proposed. Theoretical properties of the expansion are studied. We illustrate that non-standard basis functions can give faster convergence than the Bessel functions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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