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    eigenvalues of legendre's equation

    (1-x^2)y''-2xy+y \lambda =0
    Why \lambda must be n(n+1) ?
    This is the Sturm-Liouville problem that leads to Legendre Polinomials
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    Re: eigenvalues of legendre's equation

    Can you give more context?
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    Re: eigenvalues of legendre's equation

    What's the definition of Legendre polynomial you have to use here?
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