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Carlson B C (1979) Computing elliptic integrals by duplication Numerische Mathematik33 1–16
Carlson B C (1988) A table of elliptic integrals of the third kind Math. Comput.51 267–280
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Arguments
1:
$\mathbf{dm}$ – doubleInput
On entry: the argument $m$ of the function.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{dm}}<1.0$.
2:
$\mathbf{fail}$ – NagError *Input/Output
The NAG error argument (see Section 3.7 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation).
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Error Indicators and Warnings
NE_ALLOC_FAIL
Dynamic memory allocation failed.
See Section 2.3.1.2 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
NE_INTERNAL_ERROR
An internal error has occurred in this function. Check the function call and any array sizes. If the call is correct then please contact NAG for assistance.
See Section 2.7.6 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
NE_NO_LICENCE
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
See Section 2.7.5 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
NE_REAL
On entry, ${\mathbf{dm}}=\u2329\mathit{\text{value}}\u232a$; the integral is undefined.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{dm}}<1.0$.
On failure, the function returns zero.
NW_INTEGRAL_INFINITE
On entry, ${\mathbf{dm}}=1.0$; the integral is infinite.
On failure, the function returns the largest machine number (see nag_real_largest_number (X02ALC)).
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Accuracy
In principle nag_elliptic_integral_complete_K (s21bhc) is capable of producing full machine precision. However round-off errors in internal arithmetic will result in slight loss of accuracy. This loss should never be excessive as the algorithm does not involve any significant amplification of round-off error. It is reasonable to assume that the result is accurate to within a small multiple of the machine precision.
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Parallelism and Performance
nag_elliptic_integral_complete_K (s21bhc) is not threaded in any implementation.
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Further Comments
You should consult the s Chapter Introduction, which shows the relationship between this function and the Carlson definitions of the elliptic integrals. In particular, the relationship between the argument-constraints for both forms becomes clear.