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#1 Re: Help Me ! » Please help me on Bessel Function » 2005-10-24 18:32:19

The wabpage that I refered to gives just a very few samples. In practice, I have measurements that could be described as Bessel functions of all possible kinds of orders from 0 to 40 around. My problem is how to retreive exactly the order of the corresponding Bessel function.

More examples can be found at

Is Bessel function a "cold" topic in Math World?

#2 Re: Help Me ! » Please help me on Bessel Function » 2005-10-24 06:45:04

Thank you, ryos. You are right, the zero-order Bessel function can be easily identified because it has intercept on y-axis at 1. However, all other Bessel functions intersect the y-axis at zero. The problem is how to recognize those higher-order Bessel functions?

Looking forward to any possible solution. Thanks.

#3 Help Me ! » Please help me on Bessel Function » 2005-10-23 04:09:10

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A Bessel function (of the first kind, I mean here) can nowdays be routinely calculated if given the order of the Bessel function. Bessel Function plots are also known corresponding to specific orders. Pls visit   for examples.

My question is: If I were given a plot of some Bessel function without known its order, how could I retrieve the order of the Bessel Function from the plot? Please note that the absolute x-coordinate is missing from the plot, i.e. we cannot read out the absolute x-values for those Bessel zeros.

Thanks in advance. I appreciate your help.


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