# Hermite Polynomial identity

1. Jun 8, 2010

### appelberry

Does anyone know how to prove the following identity:

$$\Sigma_{k=0}^{n}\left(\stackrel{n}{k}\right) H_{k}(x)H_{n-k}(y)=2^{n/2}H_{n}(2^{-1/2}(x+y))$$

where $$H_{i}(z)$$represents the Hermite polynomial?

2. Jun 9, 2010

### JSuarez

I would try induction on n.