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Author Zaborowski, Dorothy ♦ Ginsberg, Edward S.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Dilogarithm
Abstract The dilogarithm function [1-3], defined by Li2(x) = - ∫x0 (1/z) ln (1 - z) dz, (1) occurs in several different applications in physics and engineering, ranging from quantum electrodynamics, to network analysis, to the thermodynamics of ideal ferromagnets, to the structure of polymers. A new function subroutine is developed which computes the dilogarithm function of a real argument to an accuracy of a few parts in 1015. This program was designed to be included in the usual package of library subprograms relied upon by most users. It employs an alternative computational approach to a previously published algorithm [4].
Description Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (Zaborowski, Dorothy) || Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston (Ginsberg, Edward S.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 18
Issue Number 4
Page Count 3
Starting Page 200
Ending Page 202


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Source: ACM Digital Library