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Legendre equation

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noun Mathematics.
  1. a differential equation of the form (1−x2)d2y/dx2 − 2xdy/dx + a(a + 1)y = 0, where a is an arbitrary constant.
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Origin of Legendre equation

First recorded in 1880–85; after A. M. Legendre
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