ERIC Number: EJ832537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
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Physical Applications of a Simple Approximation of Bessel Functions of Integer Order
Barsan, V.; Cojocaru, S.
European Journal of Physics, v28 n5 p983-989 Sep 2007
Applications of a simple approximation of Bessel functions of integer order, in terms of trigonometric functions, are discussed for several examples from electromagnetism and optics. The method may be applied in the intermediate regime, bridging the "small values regime" and the "asymptotic" one, and covering, in this way, an area of great physical interest. The examples that illustrate our approach are accessible to the undergraduate student.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Numbers, Optics, Trigonometry, Science Instruction, College Science, Magnets, Energy, Physics, Scientific Principles, Equations (Mathematics)
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