## M. Abramowitz and I. A. Stegun, eds.

Handbook of Mathematical Functions

### Electronic release notes

This is an electronic version of the famous *Handbook of
Mathematical Functions* edited by M. Abramowitz and I. A. Stegun. Most of
the material is given as page images optimized for on-screen viewing (JPEG
format, 150 DPI). High-resolution page images for printing are also available
in the "highres" directory (JBIG format, black/white, at 600 DPI).
About 60% of the pages were not scanned. The omitted pages were: pages
containing text-only material, such as preface and table of contents, which were
OCR'd and converted to hyperlinked HTML; the pages containing numerical tables;
and the pages containing directions and explanations of ways of using the
numerical tables. The pages explaining numerical methods that are not limited to
using the tables were not omitted. Omission of numerical material is motivated by
the fact that any modern computer capable of viewing these files is also capable
of reproducing the numbers using computer algebra software such as Waterloo Maple
(R).
The table of contents has been expanded into a full hyperlinked page
index. The subject index has been converted to HTML, but the original subject
index page images are also available.

**Copyright notice:** The *Handbook of Mathematical Functions*
is, under the US copyright law, a "work for hire performed for the US Government".
Therefore, from the point of view of the copyright law, the "author" of this work
is the US Government. According to the US copyright law, works by the US
Government are not eligible for the US copyright protection. Therefore, the
*Handbook of Mathematical Functions* is not under US copyright and it is
legal to copy it or distribute it in any form. Accordingly, paper copies of the
book **do not** bear a copyright notice or a notice to prohibit copying.

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###### prepared by CASTLEOFMUSIC, August 2002