id: 06584238
dt: j
an: 2016c.00836
au: Griffiths, Martin
ti: A serendipitious encounter with a Bessel function.
so: Math. Spectr. 48, No. 2, 50-53 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Applied Probability Trust (APT) c/o University of Sheffield, School of
Mathematics and Statistics (SoMaS), Sheffield
la: EN
cc: I25 I75 K65
ut: Bessel functions; continuous probability distribution
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ab: Summary: We describe an encounter with a mathematical object known as a
Bessel function. Such functions often arise in advanced problems
associated with, for example, heat conduction in cylindrical objects,
modes of vibration of thin circular drums, and dynamics of floating
bodies. The interesting point here though is that our meeting came
about as a result of a studentâ€™s question in a school mathematics
classroom.
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