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DSolve, it should be beautiful...

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  • Subject: [mg23276] DSolve, it should be beautiful...
  • From: Nicola Attico <attico at>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 22:05:18 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Centro SERRA - University of Pisa
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

It seems to me that Mathematica DSolve is not able
to find the solution of the very standard Legendre equation...

DSolve[(1-z^2) f''[z]-2 z f'[z]+(a(a+1)-(m^2/(1-z^2)))f[z]==0,f[z],z]

How is it possible?

Nicola Attico.

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