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# ellipticCK

Complementary complete elliptic integral of the first kind

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ellipticCK(m)

## Description

ellipticCK(m) represents the complementary complete elliptic integral of the first kind ${K}^{\prime }\left(m\right)=K\left(1-m\right)$, where $K\left(m\right)$ is the complete elliptic integral of the first kind:

$K\left(m\right)=F\left(\frac{\pi }{2}|m\right)=\underset{0}{\overset{\pi /2}{\int }}\frac{1}{\sqrt{1-m{\mathrm{sin}}^{2}\theta }}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}d\theta$

The complementary complete elliptic integral of the first kind is defined for a complex argument m.

For floating-point values m, ellipticCK(m) returns floating-point results. For most exact arguments, it returns unevaluated symbolic calls. You can approximate such results with floating-point numbers using the float function.

## Environment Interactions

When called with floating-point arguments, this function is sensitive to the environment variable DIGITS which determines the numerical working precision.

## Examples

### Example 1

Most calls with exact arguments return themselves unevaluated. To approximate such values with floating-point numbers, use float:

ellipticCK(PI/4);
float(ellipticCK(PI/4))

Alternatively, use a floating-point value as an argument:

ellipticCK(1/2);
ellipticCK(0.5)

ellipticCK(1) has a special value:

ellipticCK(1)

## Parameters

 m An arithmetical expression specifying the parameter.

## Return Values

Arithmetical expression.