# Math Help - Legendre Polynomials

1. ## Legendre Polynomials

Prove the following three-term recurrence relation for the Legendre Polynomials:

2. Originally Posted by lacy1104
Prove the following three-term recurrence relation for the Legendre Polynomials:

I have seen this done in two ways. The first uses the Rodriguez formula (equation 31) and the second uses the contour integral formula (equation 1 on the same site.) I'd go with the Rodriguez formula.

-Dan

3. Originally Posted by topsquark
I have seen this done in two ways. The first uses the Rodriguez formula (equation 31) and the second uses the contour integral formula (equation 1 on the same site.) I'd go with the Rodriguez formula.

-Dan

I still do see how this is applied.