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Spherical bessel differential function.

  1. Jul 2, 2012 #1
    I was looking at the above equation here:
    http://mathworld.wolfram.com/SphericalBesselDifferentialEquation.html
    Which has the following equation:
    {(d ²/dx²)+(d/dx)+[x²-(n+1/2)²] }z =0.
    In my opinion, this equation is of the order n+1/2 but the website and books claim it's of the order of a 1/2. How can that be? In maths books the order is what ever is squared and the solutions are of that order.
    Thank you.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2012
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