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Re: DSolve, it should be beautiful...

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg23303] Re: DSolve, it should be beautiful...
  • From: "Bill Bertram" <wkb at ansto.gov.au>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 21:13:54 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
  • References: <8eg7s6$hgc@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Nicola Attico wrote in message <8eg7s6$hgc at smc.vnet.net>...
>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.


Which version of Mathematica are you using? Version 4 certainly does solve
it!

Cheers,
  Bill




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