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    Hermite Polynomials

    We are to show that H'_n(x)=2nH_(n-1)(x)

    I know this can be done by differentiating the generating function

    exp[2xh-h^2]=SUM(0 to inf):H_n(x)*[h^n/n!]

    Are there any other method available to prove it directly using the Hermite equation/DE for Hermite functions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kolahalb View Post
    We are to show that H'_n(x)=2nH_(n-1)(x)

    I know this can be done by differentiating the generating function

    exp[2xh-h^2]=SUM(0 to inf):H_n(x)*[h^n/n!]

    Are there any other method available to prove it directly using the Hermite equation/DE for Hermite functions?
    Well, you can prove it directly from either the differential equation or from substitution of the solution to the differential equation into the recursion relation. But both methods are long and rather messy.

    -Dan
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    OK,thank you.
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