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    Legendre Polynomials

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacy1104 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topsquark View Post
    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.
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