# Hankel H (2)

The Hankel functions of the second kind are defined by $$H_{\nu}^{(2)}(z)=J_{\nu}(z)-iY_{\nu}(z),$$ where $J_{\nu}$ is the Bessel function of the first kind and $Y_{\nu}$ is the Bessel function of the second kind. Note the similarity of these functions to the Hankel functions of the first kind.