Issue No.03 - May/June (1999 vol.1)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/5992.764220
Spheroidal wave functions occur in many scientific and engineering contexts, from atomic nuclei to the cosmos-scattering by nonspherical nuclei, wave functions of diatomic molecules, analysis of band-limited random noise, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing, and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation. Therefore, visualizing these functions and computing them reliably can be useful and interesting.
William J. Thompson, "Spheroidal Wave Functions", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.1, no. 3, pp. 84-87, May/June 1999, doi:10.1109/5992.764220