Re: Associated Legendre Definition
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- Subject: [mg25672] Re: Associated Legendre Definition
- From: Preben Bohn <pmib at my-deja.com>
- Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 02:52:39 -0400 (EDT)
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Sorry for that question. It seems that the normalization does not matter. Of course it does matter if you have got some coefficient you should use (which I unfortunately had) and you don't know the normalization used. Best regards Preben Bohn In article <8se9qf$6q3 at smc.vnet.net>, Preben Bohn <pmib at my-deja.com> wrote: > In Mathematica, the associated Legendre polynomial is defined as > > P(n,m,x) = (-1)^m (1-x^2)^(m/2) d^m/dx^m (P(n,x)) > > while in Schaum's Outlines 'Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and > tables' it is defined as > > P(n,m,x) = (1-x^2)^(m/2) d^m/dx^m (P(n,x)) > > What is true (or doesn't it matter)? > > Best regards > > Preben Bohn > > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ > Before you buy. > > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy.