[Maxima] orthopoly documentation (was: Howto simplify Integral with jacobi polynomials)

andre maute andre.maute at gmx.de
Sat Jul 12 06:45:54 CDT 2008


On Friday 11 July 2008, Michel Talon wrote:
> Raymond Toy (RT/EUS) wrote:
> > andre maute wrote:
> >> For the documentation, especially the orthopoly section,
> >> Abramowitz & Stegun (A&S) is freely available
> >> but Gradshteyn & Ryzhik and Merzbacher are not.
> >>
> >> Couldn't the documentation be a litlle bit more specific
> >> at least for the nonfree citations?
> >> Perhaps implementing the tables of A&S would help here also.
> >
> > I don't follow you.  What exactly are you suggesting here?  I, for one,
> > would like it if the documentation gave some definition for each of the
> > orthogonal polynomials.  The reference is nice, but, sometimes, I have
> > neither net access nor book access.
> >
> > Ray
>
> For the spherical harmonics, there is a very reasonable account in
> Wikipedia:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spherical_harmonics
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Associated_Legendre_functions

I'm splitting the thread now.

As stated in the wikipedia articles,
there are different normalizations in use,
Now could you tell me what kind of maxima uses,
it is not stated in the documentation

Andre


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