Legendre equation

Legendre equation

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(mathematics)
The second-order linear homogeneous differential equation (1 -x 2) y ″ - 2 xy ′ + v (v + 1) y = 0, where v is real and nonnegative.
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When [alpha] = 1/2, the equation reduces to the Legendre equation, and the Gegenbauer polynomials reduce to the Legendre polynomials.