Exponential Integral

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Min
Max
Re -5
5
Im -5
5
Let
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be the En-function with
,
(1)
Then define the exponential integral
by
(2)
where the retention of the
given by the integral
notation is a historical artifact. Then
is
(3)
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The exponential integral
by
is closely related to the incomplete gamma function
(4)
Therefore, for real
,
(5)
The exponential integral of a purely imaginary number can be written
(6)
for
and where
and
are cosine and sine integral.
Special values include
(7)
(Sloane's A091725).
The real root of the exponential integral occurs at 0.37250741078... (Sloane's
A091723), which is
, where is Soldner's constant (Finch 2003).
The quantity
Gompertz constant.
(Sloane's A073003) is known as the
The limit of the following expression can be given analytically
(8)
(9)
(Sloane's A091724), where
The Puiseux series of
is the Euler-Mascheroni constant.
along the positive real axis is given by
(10)
where the denominators of the coefficients are given by
van Heemert 1957, Mundfrom 1994).
(Sloane's A001563;
SEE ALSO: Cosine Integral, En-Function, Gompertz Constant, Incomplete Gamma
Function, Sine Integral, Soldner's Constant. [Pages Linking Here]
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Cambridge University Press, pp. 423-428, 2003.
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