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3). 5 A family of functions: (1) starting with zero value at −∞, (2) tending to unity at +∞; (3) passing at the origin with value 1/2; and (4) with unbounded slope at the origin as σ → 0, specifies the unit jump; the corresponding generalized function (Heaviside, 1876) represents a unit jump or step, like the switching on of an electric circuit. 25a). 24) are analytic in the variable −∞ < x < +∞, and the parameter σ identifies the element of the sequence. 27) which increases as σ reduces. 28b) is the arithmetic mean of the right- and left-hand limits.

Campos has several publications to his credit, including 9 books, 132 papers in 56 journals, and 213 communications to symposia. Also acting as reviewer for 29 different journals, including xxxiii xxxiv Author Mathematics Reviews. His research interests focus on acoustics, magnetohydrodynamics, special functions, and flight dynamics. His work on acoustics deals with the generation, propagation, and refraction of sound in flows with mostly aeronautical applications. His work on magnetohydrodynamics is concerned with magneto-acoustic–gravity–inertial waves in solar–terrestrial and stellar physics.

13) since the imaginary part is zero because the integrand then involves sin(βx), which is an odd function of x. 10b). 3a). 13) decreases for (1) larger α since the area under the envelope reduces; (2) larger β since a shorter period of oscillation leads to a closer cancellation between successive intervals of the real axis where the integrand is alternatively positive and negative. The integral is difficult to estimate numerically with good accuracy for large β because (1) the integrand oscillates rapidly; (2) the sum of terms with opposite signs increases the absolute error; (3) the final value is small; (4) the relative error, that is, the ratio of (3) to (4), may not be small.