Stokes phenomenon

Stokes phenomenon

[′stōks fə‚näm·ə‚nän]
(mathematics)
A change in the asymptotic representation of certain analytic functions that occurs in passing from one section of the complex plane to another.
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Recall that irregular holonomic modules are subjected to the Stokes phenomenon.
One should be careful that the above isomorphism depends on [theta], giving rise to the Stokes phenomenon.
We discuss here an example which shows how, in our setting, the Stokes phenomenon arises in a purely topological fashion.