std::cyl_bessel_j, std::cyl_bessel_jf, std::cyl_bessel_jl

double      cyl_bessel_j( double ν, double x );

float       cyl_bessel_jf( float ν, float x  );

long double cyl_bessel_jl( long double ν, long double x );
(1) (since C++17)
Promoted    cyl_bessel_j( Arithmetic ν, Arithmetic x );
(2) (since C++17)
2) A set of overloads or a function template for all combinations of arguments of arithmetic type not covered by (1). If any argument has integral type, it is cast to double. If any argument is long double, then the return type Promoted is also long double, otherwise the return type is always double.


ν - the order of the function
x - the argument of the function

Return value

If no errors occur, value of the cylindrical Bessel function of the first kind of ν and x, that is J
(x) = Σ
(for x≥0), is returned.

Error handling

Errors may be reported as specified in math_errhandling

  • If the argument is NaN, NaN is returned and domain error is not reported
  • If ν>=128, the behavior is implementation-defined


Implementations that do not support C++17, but support ISO 29124:2010, provide this function if __STDCPP_MATH_SPEC_FUNCS__ is defined by the implementation to a value at least 201003L and if the user defines __STDCPP_WANT_MATH_SPEC_FUNCS__ before including any standard library headers.

Implementations that do not support ISO 29124:2010 but support TR 19768:2007 (TR1), provide this function in the header tr1/cmath and namespace std::tr1

An implementation of this function is also available in boost.math


#include <cmath>
#include <iostream>
int main()
    // spot check for ν == 0
    double x = 1.2345;
    std::cout << "J_0(" << x << ") = " << std::cyl_bessel_j(0, x) << '\n';
    // series expansion for J_0
    double fct = 1;
    double sum = 0;
    for(int k = 0; k < 6; fct*=++k) {
        sum += std::pow(-1, k)*std::pow((x/2),2*k) / std::pow(fct,2);
        std::cout << "sum = " << sum << '\n';


J_0(1.2345) = 0.653792
sum = 1
sum = 0.619002
sum = 0.655292
sum = 0.653756
sum = 0.653793
sum = 0.653792

External links

Weisstein, Eric W. "Bessel Function of the First Kind." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

See also

regular modified cylindrical Bessel functions