# scipy.special.k1#

scipy.special.k1(x, out=None) = <ufunc 'k1'>#

Modified Bessel function of the second kind of order 1, $$K_1(x)$$.

Parameters:
xarray_like

Argument (float)

outndarray, optional

Optional output array for the function values

Returns:
Kscalar or ndarray

Value of the modified Bessel function K of order 1 at x.

kv

Modified Bessel function of the second kind of any order

k1e

Exponentially scaled modified Bessel function K of order 1

Notes

The range is partitioned into the two intervals [0, 2] and (2, infinity). Chebyshev polynomial expansions are employed in each interval.

This function is a wrapper for the Cephes  routine k1.

References



Cephes Mathematical Functions Library, http://www.netlib.org/cephes/

Examples

Calculate the function at one point:

>>> from scipy.special import k1
>>> k1(1.)
0.6019072301972346


Calculate the function at several points:

>>> import numpy as np
>>> k1(np.array([0.5, 2., 3.]))
array([1.65644112, 0.13986588, 0.04015643])


Plot the function from 0 to 10.

>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
>>> fig, ax = plt.subplots()
>>> x = np.linspace(0., 10., 1000)
>>> y = k1(x)
>>> ax.plot(x, y)
>>> plt.show()