NAG Library Routine Document

1Purpose

g01rtf returns the value of the derivative ${\varphi }^{\prime }\left(\lambda \right)$ of the Landau density function.

2Specification

Fortran Interface
 Function g01rtf ( x)
 Real (Kind=nag_wp) :: g01rtf Real (Kind=nag_wp), Intent (In) :: x
#include <nagmk26.h>
 double g01rtf_ (const double *x)

3Description

g01rtf evaluates an approximation to the derivative ${\varphi }^{\prime }\left(\lambda \right)$ of the Landau density function given by
 $ϕ′λ=dϕλ dλ ,$
where $\varphi \left(\lambda \right)$ is described in g01mtf, using piecewise approximation by rational functions. Further details can be found in Kölbig and Schorr (1984).
To obtain the value of $\varphi \left(\lambda \right)$, g01mtf can be used.

4References

Kölbig K S and Schorr B (1984) A program package for the Landau distribution Comp. Phys. Comm. 31 97–111

5Arguments

1:     $\mathbf{x}$ – Real (Kind=nag_wp)Input
On entry: the argument $\lambda$ of the function.

None.

7Accuracy

At least $7$ significant digits are usually correct, but occasionally only $6$. Such accuracy is normally considered to be adequate for applications in experimental physics.
Because of the asymptotic behaviour of ${\varphi }^{\prime }\left(\lambda \right)$, which is of the order of $\mathrm{exp}\left[-\mathrm{exp}\left(-\lambda \right)\right]$, underflow may occur on some machines when $\lambda$ is moderately large and negative.

8Parallelism and Performance

g01rtf is not threaded in any implementation.

None.

10Example

This example evaluates ${\varphi }^{\prime }\left(\lambda \right)$ at $\lambda =0.5$, and prints the results.

10.1Program Text

Program Text (g01rtfe.f90)

10.2Program Data

Program Data (g01rtfe.d)

10.3Program Results

Program Results (g01rtfe.r)