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- Title
# Asymptotics of the Wilson polynomials

- Authors
## Li, Yu-Tian; Wang, Xiang-Sheng; Wong, Roderick

- Abstract
## In this paper, we study the asymptotic behavior of the Wilson polynomials [Formula: see text] as their degree tends to infinity. These polynomials lie on the top level of the Askey scheme of hypergeometric orthogonal polynomials. Infinite asymptotic expansions are derived for these polynomials in various cases, for instance, (i) when the variable [Formula: see text] is fixed and (ii) when the variable is rescaled as [Formula: see text] with [Formula: see text]. Case (ii) has two subcases, namely, (a) zero-free zone ([Formula: see text]) and (b) oscillatory region [Formula: see text]. Corresponding results are also obtained in these cases (iii) when [Formula: see text] lies in a neighborhood of the transition point [Formula: see text], and (iv) when [Formula: see text] is in the neighborhood of the transition point [Formula: see text]. The expansions in the last two cases hold uniformly in [Formula: see text]. Case (iv) is also the only unsettled case in a sequence of works on the asymptotic analysis of linear difference equations.

- Publication
## Analysis and Applications, 2020, Vol 18, Issue 2, p237

- ISSN
## 0219-5305

- DOI
## 10.1142/s0219530519500076