Compute all the unnormalized associated Legendre functions and first derivatives.

Usage

call PLegendreA_d1 (p, dp, lmax, z, csphase, exitstatus)

Parameters

p : output, real*8, dimension ((lmax+1)*(lmax+2)/2)
An array of unnormalized associated Legendre functions up to degree lmax. The index corresponds to l*(l+1)/2+m+1, which can be calculated by a call to PlmIndex.
dp : output, real*8, dimension ((lmax+1)*(lmax+2)/2)
An array of the first derivatives of the unnormalized associated Legendre functions up to degree lmax. The index corresponds to l*(l+1)/2+m+1, which can be calculated by a call to PlmIndex.
lmax : input, integer
The maximum degree of the associated Legendre functions to be computed.
z : input, real*8
The argument of the associated Legendre functions.
csphase : input, optional, integer, default = 1
If 1 (default), the Condon-Shortley phase will be excluded. If -1, the Condon-Shortley phase of (-1)^m will be appended to the associated Legendre functions.
exitstatus : output, optional, integer
If present, instead of executing a STOP when an error is encountered, the variable exitstatus will be returned describing the error. 0 = No errors; 1 = Improper dimensions of input array; 2 = Improper bounds for input variable; 3 = Error allocating memory; 4 = File IO error.

Description

PLegendreA_d1 will calculate all of the unnormalized associated Legendre functions and first derivatives up to degree lmax for a given argument. These are calculated using a standard three-term recursion formula and hence will overflow for moderate values of l and m. The index of the array corresponding to a given degree l and angular order m corresponds to l*(l+1)/2+m+1, which can be calculated by a call to PlmIndex. The integral of the associated Legendre functions over the interval [-1, 1] is 2*(l+m)!/(l-m)!/(2l+1). The default is to exclude the Condon-Shortley phase, but this can be modified by setting the optional argument csphase to -1. Note that the derivative of the Legendre polynomials is calculated with respect to its arguement z, and not latitude or colatitude. If z=cos(theta), where theta is the colatitude, then it is only necessary to multiply dp by -sin(theta) to obtain the derivative with respect to theta.

See also

plbar, plbar_d1, plmbar, plmbar_d1, plon, plon_d1, plmon, `plmon_d1](plmon_d1.html), plschmidt, plschmidt_d1, plmschmidt, plmschmidt_d1, plegendre, plegendre_d1, plegendrea, plmindex

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