# scipy.special.ellipkm1#

scipy.special.ellipkm1(p) = <ufunc 'ellipkm1'>#

Complete elliptic integral of the first kind around m = 1

This function is defined as

$K(p) = \int_0^{\pi/2} [1 - m \sin(t)^2]^{-1/2} dt$

where m = 1 - p.

Parameters
parray_like

Defines the parameter of the elliptic integral as m = 1 - p.

Returns
Kndarray

Value of the elliptic integral.

ellipk

Complete elliptic integral of the first kind

ellipkinc

Incomplete elliptic integral of the first kind

ellipe

Complete elliptic integral of the second kind

ellipeinc

Incomplete elliptic integral of the second kind

elliprf

Completely-symmetric elliptic integral of the first kind.

Notes

Wrapper for the Cephes  routine ellpk.

For p <= 1, computation uses the approximation,

$K(p) \approx P(p) - \log(p) Q(p),$

where $$P$$ and $$Q$$ are tenth-order polynomials. The argument p is used internally rather than m so that the logarithmic singularity at m = 1 will be shifted to the origin; this preserves maximum accuracy. For p > 1, the identity

$K(p) = K(1/p)/\sqrt(p)$

is used.

References

1

Cephes Mathematical Functions Library, http://www.netlib.org/cephes/