A new twist on the Nuttall function Qm,n(a,b)

F. J. Lopez-Martinez*, D. Morales-Jimenez

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New expressions for the Nuttall function (Formula presented.) are given in terms of the confluent Appell function (Formula presented.). The derived closed-form expressions are valid for integer values of m and n satisfying (Formula presented.) with (Formula presented.) being an odd integer; this happens to be the case of many practical applications involving the Nuttall Q-function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-530
Number of pages8
JournalIntegral Transforms and Special Functions
Issue number7
Early online date13 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • hypergeometric functions
  • Marcum Q-function
  • Nuttall Q-function
  • residue
  • special functions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Analysis


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