# NAG CL Interfaces21bhc (ellipint_​complete_​1)

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## 1Purpose

s21bhc returns a value of the classical (Legendre) form of the complete elliptic integral of the first kind.

## 2Specification

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 double s21bhc (double dm, NagError *fail)
The function may be called by the names: s21bhc, nag_specfun_ellipint_complete_1 or nag_elliptic_integral_complete_k.

## 3Description

s21bhc calculates an approximation to the integral
 $K(m) = ∫0 π2 (1-msin2⁡θ) -12 dθ ,$
where $m<1$.
The integral is computed using the symmetrised elliptic integrals of Carlson (Carlson (1979) and Carlson (1988)). The relevant identity is
 $K(m) = RF (0,1-m,1) ,$
where ${R}_{F}$ is the Carlson symmetrised incomplete elliptic integral of the first kind (see s21bbc).

## 4References

NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions
Carlson B C (1979) Computing elliptic integrals by duplication Numerische Mathematik 33 1–16
Carlson B C (1988) A table of elliptic integrals of the third kind Math. Comput. 51 267–280

## 5Arguments

1: $\mathbf{dm}$double Input
On entry: the argument $m$ of the function.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{dm}}<1.0$.
2: $\mathbf{fail}$NagError * Input/Output
The NAG error argument (see Section 7 in the Introduction to the NAG Library CL Interface).

## 6Error Indicators and Warnings

NE_ALLOC_FAIL
Dynamic memory allocation failed.
See Section 3.1.2 in the Introduction to the NAG Library CL Interface for further information.
NE_INTERNAL_ERROR
An internal error has occurred in this function. Check the function call and any array sizes. If the call is correct then please contact NAG for assistance.
See Section 7.5 in the Introduction to the NAG Library CL Interface for further information.
NE_NO_LICENCE
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
See Section 8 in the Introduction to the NAG Library CL Interface for further information.
NE_REAL
On entry, ${\mathbf{dm}}=⟨\mathit{\text{value}}⟩$; the integral is undefined.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{dm}}<1.0$.
On failure, the function returns zero.
NW_INTEGRAL_INFINITE
On entry, ${\mathbf{dm}}=1.0$; the integral is infinite.
On failure, the function returns the largest machine number (see X02ALC).

## 7Accuracy

In principle s21bhc is capable of producing full machine precision. However, round-off errors in internal arithmetic will result in slight loss of accuracy. This loss should never be excessive as the algorithm does not involve any significant amplification of round-off error. It is reasonable to assume that the result is accurate to within a small multiple of the machine precision.

## 8Parallelism and Performance

s21bhc is not threaded in any implementation.

You should consult the S Chapter Introduction, which shows the relationship between this function and the Carlson definitions of the elliptic integrals. In particular, the relationship between the argument-constraints for both forms becomes clear.
For more information on the algorithm used to compute ${R}_{F}$, see the function document for s21bbc.

## 10Example

This example simply generates a small set of nonextreme arguments that are used with the function to produce the table of results.

### 10.1Program Text

Program Text (s21bhce.c)

None.

### 10.3Program Results

Program Results (s21bhce.r)