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A chemical engineering example for lagurre equation

  1. Nov 17, 2007 #1
    Is there anybody here can give me a chemical engineering example that the final differential equation will be LAGUERRE ?
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  3. Dec 6, 2007 #2


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    I've tried finding an example that wasn't buried in a journal. Still working on it.

    Laguerre functions/polynomials are obviously the solutions of the Laguerre differential equation:

    x y'' + (1-x) y' + [itex]\lambda[/itex] y = 0.






    Laguerre functions show up in process control - http://www.chemengr.ucsb.edu/~ceweb/faculty/seborg/pdfs/Book_review_Cluett_pub.pdf
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