j0 man page


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j0, j1, jn — Bessel functions of the first kind


#include <math.h>

double j0(double x);
double j1(double x);
double jn(int n, double x);


The j0(), j1(), and jn() functions shall compute Bessel functions of x of the first kind of orders 0, 1, and n, respectively.

An application wishing to check for error situations should set errno to zero and call feclearexcept(FE_ALL_EXCEPT) before calling these functions. On return, if errno is non-zero or fetestexcept(FE_INVALID | FE_DIVBYZERO | FE_OVERFLOW | FE_UNDERFLOW) is non-zero, an error has occurred.

Return Value

Upon successful completion, these functions shall return the relevant Bessel value of x of the first kind.

If the x argument is too large in magnitude, or the correct result would cause underflow, 0 shall be returned and a range error may occur.

If x is NaN, a NaN shall be returned.


These functions may fail if:

Range Error

The value of x was too large in magnitude, or an underflow occurred.

If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) is non-zero, then errno shall be set to [ERANGE]. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, then the underflow floating-point exception shall be raised.

No other errors shall occur.

The following sections are informative.

Application Usage

On error, the expressions (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) and (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) are independent of each other, but at least one of them must be non-zero.

See Also

feclearexcept(), fetestexcept(), isnan(), y0()

The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, Section 4.19, Treatment of Error Conditions for Mathematical Functions, <math.h>