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Figure 18.39.2 (See in context.)
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Figure 18.39.2: Coulomb–Pollaczek weight functions, x[1,1], (18.39.50) for s=10, l=0, and Z=±1. For Z=+1 the weight function, red curve, has an essential singularity at x=1, as all derivatives vanish as x1+; the green curve is 1xwCP(y)dy, to be compared with its histogram approximation in §18.40(ii). For Z=1 the weight function, blue curve, is non-zero at x=1, but this point is also an essential singularity as the discrete parts of the weight function of (18.39.51) accumulate as k, xk1.