12 Parabolic Cylinder FunctionsApplications12.15 Generalized Parabolic Cylinder Functions12.17 Physical Applications

PCFs are used as basic approximating functions in the theory of contour integrals with a coalescing saddle point and an algebraic singularity, and in the theory of differential equations with two coalescing turning points; see §§2.4(vi) and 2.8(vi). For examples see §§13.20(iii), 13.20(iv), 14.15(v), and 14.26.