Bessel Function Zeros

Computes the first k zeros of the Bessel Function of the 1st and 2nd Kinds.
Updated 27 Jan 2005

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This script uses Halley's method to compute the positive k zeros of the Bessel function of the first kind J(n,x) and second kind Y(n,x) where n is a positive number. The routine has been tested for up to k=100 and n=100.

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Greg von Winckel (2024). Bessel Function Zeros (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Created with R14
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The guess function has been improved so the script is more robust. Also I have added bessel functions of the second kind.