# scipy.special.spherical_yn¶

scipy.special.spherical_yn(n, z, derivative=False)[source]

Spherical Bessel function of the second kind or its derivative.

Defined as [R469],

$y_n(z) = \sqrt{\frac{\pi}{2z}} Y_{n + 1/2}(z),$

where $$Y_n$$ is the Bessel function of the second kind.

Parameters: n : int, array_like Order of the Bessel function (n >= 0). z : complex or float, array_like Argument of the Bessel function. derivative : bool, optional If True, the value of the derivative (rather than the function itself) is returned. yn : ndarray

Notes

For real arguments, the function is computed using the ascending recurrence [R470]. For complex arguments, the definitional relation to the cylindrical Bessel function of the second kind is used.

The derivative is computed using the relations [R471],

$y_n' = y_{n-1} - \frac{n + 1}{2} y_n.$$y_0' = -y_1$

New in version 0.18.0.

References

 [R469] (1, 2) http://dlmf.nist.gov/10.47.E4
 [R470] (1, 2) http://dlmf.nist.gov/10.51.E1
 [R471] (1, 2) http://dlmf.nist.gov/10.51.E2

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