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Spherical Harmonics, Hermite and Other Special Polynomials etc.

  1. Nov 17, 2008 #1

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    Whats a good book to learn about these topics?
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2008 #2

    marcusl

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    Lebedev, Special functions & Their Applications (Dover books) covers these thoroughly, includes many worked out problems in the "Applications" chapter accompanying each topic, and is inexpensive!
     
  4. Nov 17, 2008 #3

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    looks good, thanks.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2008 #4
    i don't understand the point of studying these functions anymore considering any good CAS will manipulate them much better than you ever will.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2008 #5

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    So I guess we should stop teaching children how to add, multiply, and do algebra?
     
  7. Nov 20, 2008 #6
    Don't these usually crop up from the study of differential equations? So a differential equations book might be the correct place? Any decent DE book should cover this stuff I think.
     
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