gives the Jacobi elliptic function .


  • Mathematical function, suitable for both symbolic and numerical manipulation.
  • , where .
  • is a doubly periodic function in with periods and , where is the elliptic integral EllipticK.
  • JacobiSC is a meromorphic function in both arguments.
  • For certain special arguments, JacobiSC automatically evaluates to exact values.
  • JacobiSC can be evaluated to arbitrary numerical precision.
  • JacobiSC automatically threads over lists.


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Basic Examples  (4)

Evaluate numerically:

Plot the function over a subset of the reals:

Plot over a subset of the complexes:

Series expansions at the origin:

Scope  (33)

Numerical Evaluation  (4)

Evaluate numerically to high precision:

The precision of the output tracks the precision of the input:

Evaluate for complex arguments:

Evaluate JacobiSC efficiently at high precision:

JacobiSC threads elementwise over lists:

Specific Values  (3)

Simple exact values are generated automatically:

Some poles of JacobiSC:

Find a local inflection point of JacobiSC as a root of (d)/(dx)TemplateBox[{x, {1, /, 3}}, JacobiSC]=0:

Visualization  (3)

Plot the JacobiSC functions for various parameter values:

Plot JacobiSC as a function of its parameter :

Plot the real part of TemplateBox[{z, {1, /, 2}}, JacobiSC]:

Plot the imaginary part of TemplateBox[{z, {1, /, 2}}, JacobiSC]:

Function Properties  (8)

JacobiSC is 2TemplateBox[{m}, EllipticK]-periodic along the real axis:

JacobiSC is 4ⅈTemplateBox[{{1, -, m}}, EllipticK]-periodic along the imaginary axis:

JacobiSC is an odd function in its first argument:

TemplateBox[{x, m}, JacobiSC] is an analytic function of for :

It is not, in general, analytic:

It has both singularities and discontinuities for :

TemplateBox[{x, 3}, JacobiSC] is neither nondecreasing nor nonincreasing:

JacobiSC is not injective for any fixed

It is injective for :

TemplateBox[{x, m}, JacobiSC] is not surjective for :

It is surjective for :

JacobiSC is neither non-negative nor non-positive:

JacobiSC is neither convex nor concave:

Differentiation  (3)

First derivative:

Higher derivatives:

Plot higher derivatives for :

Derivative with respect to :

Integration  (3)

Indefinite integral of JacobiSC:

Definite integral of JacobiSC:

More integrals:

Series Expansions  (3)

Taylor expansion for TemplateBox[{x, {1, /, 3}}, JacobiSC]:

Plot the first three approximations for TemplateBox[{x, {1, /, 3}}, JacobiSC] around :

Taylor expansion for TemplateBox[{1, m}, JacobiSC]:

Plot the first three approximations for TemplateBox[{1, m}, JacobiSC] around :

JacobiSC can be applied to a power series:

Function Identities and Simplifications  (3)

Parity transformation and periodicity relations are automatically applied:

Identity involving JacobiNC:

Argument simplifications:

Function Representations  (3)

Representation in terms of Tan of JacobiAmplitude:

Relation to other Jacobi elliptic functions:

TraditionalForm formatting:

Applications  (3)

Flow lines in a rectangular region with a current flowing from the lowerright to the upperleft corner:

Conformal map from a unit triangle to the unit disk:

Show points before and after the map:

Solution of the sinhGordon equation :

Check the solution:

Plot the solution:

Properties & Relations  (3)

Compose with inverse functions:

Use PowerExpand to disregard multivaluedness of the inverse function:

Solve a transcendental equation:

JacobiSC can be represented with related elliptic functions:

Possible Issues  (2)

Machine-precision input is insufficient to give the correct answer:

Currently only simple simplification rules are built in for Jacobi functions:

Wolfram Research (1988), JacobiSC, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/JacobiSC.html.


Wolfram Research (1988), JacobiSC, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/JacobiSC.html.


Wolfram Language. 1988. "JacobiSC." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/JacobiSC.html.


Wolfram Language. (1988). JacobiSC. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/JacobiSC.html


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