Tomaschitz, R. (2014). Highindex asymptotics of spherical Bessel products averaged with modulated Gaussian power laws, Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik (ZAMP) 65, 10771105, DOI: 10.1007/s0003301303709
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Bessel integrals of type {int_0^infty {g(k)j_l^{(m)}(k)j_l^{(n)} (k)k^{2}dk}} are investigated, where the kernel g(k) is a modulated Gaussian powerlaw distribution {k^μ{e}^{ak^{2}(b+{i} ω)k}}, and the j {_{/l }^{(m)}} are multiple derivatives of spherical Bessel functions. These integrals define the multipole moments of Gaussian random fields on the unit sphere, arising in multipole fits of temperature and polarization power spectra of the cosmic microwave background. Two methods allowing efficient numerical calculation of these integrals are presented, covering Bessel indices l in the currently accessible multipole range 0 ≤ l ≤ 10^{4} and beyond. The first method is based on a representation of spherical Bessel functions by Lommel polynomials. Gaussian powerlaw averages can then be calculated in closed form as finite Hankel series of parabolic cylinder functions, which allow highprecision evaluation. The second method is asymptotic, covering the highl regime, and is applicable to general distribution functions g(k) in the integrand; it is based on the uniform Nicholson approximation of the Bessel derivatives in conjunction with an integral representation of squared Airy functions. A numerical comparison of these two methods is performed, employing Gaussian power laws and Kummer distributions to average the Bessel products.
MSC 2000: 33C10, 33F05
Title: 

Highindex asymptotics of spherical Bessel products averaged with modulated Gaussian power laws 
Authors: 

Tomaschitz, Roman 
Affiliation: 

AA(Department of Physics, Hiroshima University) 
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Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik, Volume 65, Issue 6, pp.10771105 (ZaMP Homepage) 
Publication Date: 

12/2014 
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description: Roman Tomaschitz (2014) Highindex asymptotics of spherical Bessel products averaged with modulated Gaussian power laws, Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 65, 1077.
Keywords: spherical Bessel functions, products of Bessel derivatives, Airy functions, highindex asymptotics, Nicholson approximation, Lommel polynomials, Hankel series, Gaussian powerlaw densities, Kummer distributions
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