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ellipke

Complete elliptic integrals of first and second kind

Syntax

  • K = ellipke(M)
  • [K,E] = ellipke(M)
    example
  • [K,E] = ellipke(M,tol)
    example

Description

K = ellipke(M) returns the complete elliptic integral of the first kind for each element in M.

example

[K,E] = ellipke(M) returns the complete elliptic integral of the first and second kind.

example

[K,E] = ellipke(M,tol) computes the complete elliptic integral to accuracy tol. The default value of tol is eps. Increase tol for a less accurate but more quickly computed answer.

Examples

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Find Complete Elliptic Integrals of First and Second Kind

Find the complete elliptic integrals of the first and second kind for M = 0.5.

M = 0.5;
[K,E] = ellipke(M)
K =

    1.8541


E =

    1.3506

Plot Complete Elliptic Integrals of First and Second Kind

Plot the complete elliptic integrals of the first and second kind for the allowed range of M.

M = 0:0.01:1;
[K,E] = ellipke(M);
plot(M,K,M,E)
grid on
xlabel('M')
title('Complete Elliptic Integrals of First and Second Kind')
legend('First kind','Second kind')

Faster Calculations of the Complete Elliptic Integrals by Changing the Tolerance

The default value of tol is eps. Find the runtime with the default value for arbitrary M using tic and toc. Increase tol by a factor of thousand and find the runtime. Compare the runtimes.

tic
ellipke(0.904561)
toc
tic
ellipke(0.904561,eps*1000)
toc
ans =

    2.6001

Elapsed time is 0.006841 seconds.

ans =

    2.6001

Elapsed time is 0.002682 seconds.

ellipke runs significantly faster when tolerance is significantly increased.

Input Arguments

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M — Input arrayscalar | vector | matrix | multidimensional array

Input array, specified as a scalar, vector, matrix, or multidimensional array. M is limited to values 0≤m≤1.

Data Types: single | double

tol — Accuracy of resulteps (default) | nonnegative real number

Accuracy of result, specified as a nonnegative real number. The default value is eps.

Data Types: single | double | int8 | int16 | int32 | int64 | uint8 | uint16 | uint32 | uint64

Output Arguments

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K — Complete elliptic integral of first kindscalar | vector | matrix | multidimensional array

Complete elliptic integral of the first kind, returned as a scalar, vector, matrix, or multidimensional array.

E — Complete elliptic integral of second kindscalar | vector | matrix | multidimensional array

Complete elliptic integral of the second kind, returned as a scalar, vector, matrix, or multidimensional array.

More About

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Complete Elliptic Integrals of the First and Second Kind

The complete elliptic integral of the first kind is

[K(m)]=01[(1t2)(1mt2)]12dt.

where m is the first argument of ellipke.

The complete elliptic integral of the second kind is

E(m)=01(1t2)12(1mt2)12dt.

Some definitions of the elliptic functions use the elliptical modulus k or modular angle α instead of the parameter m. They are related by

k2=m=sin2α.

References

[1] Abramowitz, M., and I. A. Stegun. Handbook of Mathematical Functions. Dover Publications, 1965.

See Also

Introduced before R2006a

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