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11 Struve and Related FunctionsApplications

§11.12 Physical Applications

Applications of Struve functions occur in water-wave and surface-wave problems (Hirata (1975) and Ahmadi and Widnall (1985)), unsteady aerodynamics (Shaw (1985) and Wehausen and Laitone (1960)), distribution of fluid pressure over a vibrating disk (McLachlan (1934)), resistive MHD instability theory (Paris and Sy (1983)), and optical diffraction (Levine and Schwinger (1948)). More recently Struve functions have appeared in many particle quantum dynamical studies of spin decoherence (Shao and Hänggi (1998)) and nanotubes (Pedersen (2003)).