31 Heun FunctionsProperties31.5 Solutions Analytic at Three Singularities: Heun Polynomials31.7 Relations to Other Functions

A further extension of the notation (31.4.1) and (31.4.3) is given by

31.6.1 | $$({s}_{1},{s}_{2}){\mathit{Hf}}_{m}^{\nu}(a,{q}_{m};\alpha ,\beta ,\gamma ,\delta ;z),$$ | ||

$m=0,1,2,\mathrm{\dots}$, | |||

with $({s}_{1},{s}_{2})\in \{0,1,a\}$, but with another set of $\{{q}_{m}\}$. This denotes a set of solutions of (31.2.1) with the property that if we pass around a simple closed contour in the $z$-plane that encircles ${s}_{1}$ and ${s}_{2}$ once in the positive sense, but not the remaining finite singularity, then the solution is multiplied by a constant factor ${\mathrm{e}}^{2\nu \pi \mathrm{i}}$. These solutions are called path-multiplicative. See Schmidt (1979).