Bessel function of second kind
Y = bessely(nu,Z)
Y = bessely(nu,Z,1)
Y = bessely(nu,Z) computes
Bessel functions of the second kind, Yν(z),
for each element of the array
Z. The order
not be an integer, but must be real. The argument
be complex. The result is real where
Z is positive.
Z are arrays
of the same size, the result is also that size. If either input is
a scalar, it is expanded to the other input's size.
Y = bessely(nu,Z,1) computes
Create a column vector of domain values.
z = (0:0.2:1)';
Calculate the function values using
nu = 1.
ans = -Inf -3.3238 -1.7809 -1.2604 -0.9781 -0.7812
Define the domain.
X = 0:0.1:20;
Calculate the first five Bessel functions of the second kind.
Y = zeros(5,201); for i = 0:4 Y(i+1,:) = bessely(i,X); end
Plot the results.
plot(X,Y,'LineWidth',1.5) axis([-0.1 20.2 -2 0.6]) grid on legend('Y_0','Y_1','Y_2','Y_3','Y_4','Location','Best') title('Bessel Functions of the Second Kind for v = 0,1,2,3,4') xlabel('X') ylabel('Y_v(X)')
The differential equation
where ν is a real constant, is called Bessel's equation, and its solutions are known as Bessel functions.
A solution Yν(z) of the second kind can be expressed as
where Jν(z) and J–ν(z) form a fundamental set of solutions of Bessel's equation for noninteger ν
and Γ(a) is the gamma function. Yν(z) is linearly independent of Jν(z).
be computed using
This function fully supports tall arrays. For more information, see Tall Arrays.
The Bessel functions are related to the Hankel functions, also called Bessel functions of the third kind,
besselh, Jν(z) is
and Yν(z) is
The Hankel functions also form a fundamental set of solutions to Bessel's