Asymptotics for Laguerre polynomials with large order and parameters

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4 - 19
Journal / PublicationJournal of Approximation Theory
Online published20 Mar 2014
Publication statusPublished - May 2015


We study the asymptotic behavior of Laguerre polynomials Ln(αn) (z) as n → ∞, where αn/n has a finite positive limit or the limit is +∞. Applying the Deift-Zhou nonlinear steepest descent method for Riemann-Hilbert problems, we derive the uniform asymptotics of such polynomials, which improves on the results of Bosbach and Gawronski (1998). In particular, our theorem is useful to obtain the asymptotics of complex Hermite polynomials and related double integrals.

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  • Riemann-Hilbert problem, Laguerre polynomial, Strong asymptotics