# Fox–Wright function

In mathematics, the Fox–Wright function (also known as Fox–Wright Psi function or just Wright function, not to be confused with Wright Omega function) is a generalisation of the generalised hypergeometric function pFq(z) based on ideas of Charles Fox (1928) and E. Maitland Wright (1935):

${}_{p}\Psi _{q}\left[{\begin{matrix}(a_{1},A_{1})&(a_{2},A_{2})&\ldots &(a_{p},A_{p})\\(b_{1},B_{1})&(b_{2},B_{2})&\ldots &(b_{q},B_{q})\end{matrix}};z\right]=\sum _{n=0}^{\infty }{\frac {\Gamma (a_{1}+A_{1}n)\cdots \Gamma (a_{p}+A_{p}n)}{\Gamma (b_{1}+B_{1}n)\cdots \Gamma (b_{q}+B_{q}n)}}\,{\frac {z^{n}}{n!}}.$ Upon changing the normalisation

${}_{p}\Psi _{q}^{*}\left[{\begin{matrix}(a_{1},A_{1})&(a_{2},A_{2})&\ldots &(a_{p},A_{p})\\(b_{1},B_{1})&(b_{2},B_{2})&\ldots &(b_{q},B_{q})\end{matrix}};z\right]={\frac {\Gamma (b_{1})\cdots \Gamma (b_{q})}{\Gamma (a_{1})\cdots \Gamma (a_{p})}}\sum _{n=0}^{\infty }{\frac {\Gamma (a_{1}+A_{1}n)\cdots \Gamma (a_{p}+A_{p}n)}{\Gamma (b_{1}+B_{1}n)\cdots \Gamma (b_{q}+B_{q}n)}}\,{\frac {z^{n}}{n!}}$ it becomes pFq(z) for A1...p = B1...q = 1.

The Fox–Wright function is a special case of the Fox H-function (Srivastava & Manocha 1984, p. 50):

${}_{p}\Psi _{q}\left[{\begin{matrix}(a_{1},A_{1})&(a_{2},A_{2})&\ldots &(a_{p},A_{p})\\(b_{1},B_{1})&(b_{2},B_{2})&\ldots &(b_{q},B_{q})\end{matrix}};z\right]=H_{p,q+1}^{1,p}\left[-z\left|{\begin{matrix}(1-a_{1},A_{1})&(1-a_{2},A_{2})&\ldots &(1-a_{p},A_{p})\\(0,1)&(1-b_{1},B_{1})&(1-b_{2},B_{2})&\ldots &(1-b_{q},B_{q})\end{matrix}}\right.\right].$ This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.