# About the Legendre differential equation

Consider the Legendre differential equation $$(1-x^2) y'' - 2xy' + n(n+1)y = 0$$ Then its solution is given by $$y = c_1 P_n (x) + \text{an infinite series}$$ In fact $y = c_1 P_n (x) + c_2 Q_n (x)$ where $P_n$ is Legendre polynomials and $Q_n$ is Legendre function of the second kind. Here I want to prove that 'an infinite series' above can be written by $c_2 Q_n (x)$ for some constant $c_2$.

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You should see this. –  Ｊ. Ｍ. Jul 29 '12 at 4:15
@J.M. Thank you J.M., this proof is what I wanted. –  Ann Jul 29 '12 at 4:31