The Excel Besselk function calculates the modified Bessel functions, Kn(x), which are also known as the hyperbolic Bessel Functions. These are the equivalent of the Bessel functions, evaluated for purely imaginary arguments.
The syntax of the function is:
where the function arguments are:
|x||-||The value at which the function is to be evaluated.|
|n||-||n is a decimal, it is truncated to an integer by Excel).(If the supplied value of|
The above chart on the right shows the modified Bessel function, Kn(x), of order 1.
If you want to calculate the value of this function at x = 0.05, this can be done using the following formula:
which gives the result 19.90967433.
See the Microsoft Office website for further information on the Excel Besselk function.
If you get an error from the Excel Besselk function this is likely to be one of the following:
|#VALUE!||-||Occurs if any of the supplied arguments are non-numeric.|