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Hermite and Legendre polynomials

  1. Nov 16, 2014 #1
    Hi, I am just curious, are Hermite and Legendre polynomials related to one another? From what I have learned so far, I understand that they are both set examples of orthogonal polynomials...so I am curious if Hermite and Legendre are related to one another, not simply as sets of orthogonal polynomials....if anyone could elaborate, thanks!
     
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  3. Nov 16, 2014 #2

    bhobba

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  4. Nov 17, 2014 #3

    dextercioby

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    Of course there's a connection between them, as they are particular cases of hypergeometric functions (the confluent one is a limiting case of the Gauß one).
     
  5. Nov 17, 2014 #4
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    a Gaussian function? If not, I've never heard of "Gauß".....
     
  6. Nov 17, 2014 #5

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    German "ß" is spelled "ss" in other languages.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ß
     
  7. Nov 17, 2014 #6

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