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Re: DSolve, it should be beautiful...


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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