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### Visualizing Orthogonal Polynomials

Recently I was introduced to the concept of Orthogonal Polynomials through the poly() function in the R programming language. These were introduced to me in the concept of polynomial transformations ...

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votes

**5**answers

496 views

### Applications of space filling curves

I am seeking articles where a space filling curve has been used as a theoretical application, such as in the study of general orthogonal polynomials.

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**0**answers

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### Spectrum of Kernel - Discrete orthogonal polynomials

Trying to solve a problem, I encounter a Kernel of the form
$$K(n,m)=\frac{2^{m+n} q^{(m+n+1)}}{n-m} \left[\Gamma(\frac{n}{2}+1)\sin(\pi \frac{n}{2})\Gamma(\frac{m-1}{2}+1) \sin(\pi \frac{m-1}{2}) - ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Octahedron and System of trigonometric equations

Could somebody help me to prove the following?
$$\sum_{k=1}^6 \cos(2 \theta_k) (\cos(2\phi_k)-1))=0$$
$$\sum_{k=1}^6 \sin(2 \theta_k) (\cos(2\phi_k)-1))=0$$
$$\sum_{k=1}^6 \cos (\phi_k)=0$$
...

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vote

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### Various limits of the Christoffel Darboux Kernel

In a different thread, we stumbled upon the following question:
Given a continuous finite measure $w(x)dx$ on some interval $(a,b)$, $-\infty \leq a <b \leq \infty$, and the set of respective ...

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vote

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### What are the best known bounds on the Hermite polynomials?

The best I could find on the net is this paper,
http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0401310.pdf
Has this been improved?

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votes

**2**answers

359 views

### Computing Gauss Legendre Quadrature for Large N

I've been scanning across the web, and haven't found a good method to compute the Gauss Legendre abscisas and weights $\{ x_j, w^j \} _{j=1}^N$ for large $N\in\mathbb{N}$. My question is how to do it, ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Fast Fourier Transforms for non-trigonometric bases

The fast Fourier transform allows decomposition into a sin/cos basis in $N \log(N)$ complexity. Can one generalize the algorithm (or the ideas used) to other bases, e.g. orthogonal polynomial bases ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Orthogonality of Pfaffian polynomials in $SO(2m)$

I've been struggling here to invert some integral equation involving Pfaffians, and it would be very nice if you could shed some light on the problem.
Let's go to it. Let $V=\{-1,1\}^{m}$ and $S = ...

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votes

**1**answer

86 views

### Symmetric matrix formula for Gaus-Legendre quadrature

While searching the web, I came across the following algorithm for the Gaus-Legendre quadrature. I wasn't able to find a reference or a proof of my own as to why it works. I'll present it, and the ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Christoffel-Darboux type identity

The classical Christoffel-Darboux identity for Hermite polynomials reads
$$\sum_{k=0}^n\frac{H_k(x)H_k(y)}{2^k k!}=\frac{1}{2^{n+1} n!}\frac{H_{n+1}(x)H_n(y)-H_n(x)H_{n+1}(y)}{x-y}.$$
I am ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Reference for the exponential decay of Legendre coefficients

In Short: I look for a reference to the proof that the spectral coefficients in the Legendre (or Jacobi) expansion are of exponential decay rate.
Longer: If $p_n$ is the $n$-th Legendre polynomial, ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### hypergeometric representation of Hermite $H_n(x)$

The DLMF has a hypergeometric representation for the Hermite polynomial $H_n(x)$ for real $x$, apparently.
$$H_n(x)=(2x)^n{}_2F_0\left(\frac{-\tfrac12n;-\tfrac12n+\tfrac12}{};-\frac{1}{x^2}\right)$$
...

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votes

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### Do we have Karhunen–Loève expansion for White Noise?

Let $W$ be a random process (my White Noise) on $[-1,1]$ such that:
$W(t)$ is a normal random variable with mean $0$ and standard deviation $1$ for all $t \in [-1,1]$
$E(W(t)W(s)) = 0$ for all $t, s ...

**1**

vote

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### Upper-bounding the value of a generalized Laguerre polynomial (using recurrence relation?)

I would like to produce an easily-interpretable explicit upper bound (i.e. no unspecified constants) for the function
$$
f(n) := L_n^{\left(-n-\frac{d}{2}\right)}\left(-\frac{1}{2}\right), \quad n,d ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Jack symmetric functions and their inner products

I have some questions regarding Jack polynomials. I use the notation of of I.G. Macdonald's book "Symmetric Functions and Hall polynomials".
Let $\Lambda$ be the ring of symmetric functions over ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Why decompose a function with eigenvectors of Laplace operator? [closed]

On periodic domain, people always use Fourier basis, which eigenvectors of Laplace operator. On sphere, people use spherical harmonics, which also are eigenvectors of Laplace operator. In applied ...

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votes

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### Roots of the Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind

It is known that the roots of Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind, denote it by $U_n(x)$, are in the interval $(-1,1)$. I have noticed that, by looking at the low values of $n$, the roots of ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Proving the irrationality of $\pi e$ and $\pi / e$

Rather than relying on the consequences of Schanuel's conjecture, I set about using the same ideas Apery had used to construct integer arguments converging fast enough to show $\zeta(3)$ is irrational ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Kostka polynomials in root systems other than A

The q, t - Kostka polynomials $K_{\lambda\mu}(q, t)$ are defined as follows (all notations I do not explain here come from the classical book by Macdonald: Symmetric Functions and Hall polynomials, ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Pochhammer symbol of a differential, and hypergeometric polynomials

I have a minor result which I'm sure has come up somewhere before but I can't seem to find it.
Consider a confluent hypergeometric function of the form
$$\newcommand{\ff}{{}_1F_1}
...

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votes

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### Recurrence Formula for Zernike polynomials

I'm not sure if this is research level, so if this result is known, please excuse the intrusion. I am trying to find a relation between solutions of the Laplacian equation in $4$ dimensions and those ...

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votes

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### Summation of an integral involving Laguerre polynomial and Bessel function

In an engineering setting, I reduced my problem to calculating the following sum:
$$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{n!}{(k+n)!}\left[\int_0^a ...

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votes

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### Hermite interpolation

I need a help to my problem, I would be grateful if anyone could help.
Let $\epsilon \in [0,1]$ and for an integer $n$ we consider a set of nodes $T_n={t_0,t_1,....t_n}$.
We define the function ...

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votes

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### The asymptotic behavior of hypergeometric function around -1

Recently, in studing some specific orthogonal polynomials on unit circle, I was lead to study the asymptotic behavior of the following hypergeometric function at the neighberhood of $-1$:
$$ ...

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### Orthogonal polynomial under linear transformation

Let $M_n(x) = x^n$ be the standard monomials. The binomial formula allows one to expand $M_n(ax+b)$ as a linear combination of $M_k(x)$, for $k \leq n$, giving
$$
M_n(ax+b) = (ax+b)^n = \sum_{k=0}^n ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Orthogonal polynomials with respect to the lognormal distribution

I am currently doing some inspection on the orthogonal polynomials with respect to the lognormal distribution. Does anyone already work on that or know some cool references?
All the best,
Pierre-O.

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votes

**1**answer

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### Why are all these families of polynomials finally log-concave?

This started when I was examining certain families of unimodal polynomials, i.e. $\sum_{k=0}^n a_kx^k$ where $a_0\le a_1\le\cdots \le a_k\ge\cdots \ge a_n$.
(Notation: in the following, the $a_k$ ...

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votes

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### Fourier coefficients of positive polynomials

Let $p(x) \geq 0$ be a positive polynomial on the hypersphere ($x \in S^{n-1}$) satisfying $\int_{S^{n-1}} p(x) = 1$. Writing $p(x) = \sum_{j=0}^s p_j(x)$ where $p_j(x) = \sum_m p_{jm} s_{jm}(x)$ with ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Bounds on the smallest eigenvalue of a Hankel matrix

Let $H=H_n$ be a positive definite Hankel matrix of size $n$ with $\lambda_n$ is it's smallest eigenvalue.
What bounds are known on $\lambda_n$ in terms of the entries on $H$.
I can see some results ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### A “nice” Orthogonal Basis for Translation Invariant Symmetric Polynomials

It is going to be a rather long question, so I will first state it and then try to explain and motivate it.
Take $\Lambda_n $ as the graded ring of symmetric polynomials of a field $F$ in $n$ ...

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vote

**0**answers

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### Evaluation of Macdonald Polynomials at $x_1=x_2=…=x_n = h$

This question is related to my previous question (here).
Let $P_\lambda$(q,t) be the Macdonald polynomials with partition $\lambda$. Let $\Lambda$ denote the ring of symmetric functions over the ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### How do I Calculate :$\int_{0}^{1}x^{k}\psi(x)dx$ where $k\geq 3$ is an integer?

How do I Calculate, if possible, in terms of well-known constants the integral :
$\int_{0}^{1}x^{k}\psi(x)dx$ , where $k\geq 3$ is an integer ?
note: $\psi(x)$ is digamma function.
Any help would ...

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votes

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### How does this relationship between the Catalan numbers and SU(2) generalize?

This is a question, or really more like a cloud of questions, I wanted to ask awhile ago based on this SBS post and this post I wrote inspired by it, except that Math Overflow didn't exist then.
As ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Growth of average first derivative of orthogonal polynomials

Let $L_k(t)$ be the Legendre polynomials normalized so that
$$\int_{-1}^1 L_k(t)^2\,\frac{1}{2}\,dt = 1.$$
With a few identities (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legendre_polynomials), one can show that
...

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votes

**1**answer

591 views

### Integral of a product of Laguerre polynomials

In order to estimate the non linear term in a particular PDE, I have to decompose $L_k^\alpha(x)^3\cdot x^{-\delta}$ (with $0<\delta<\alpha+1$) into a basis consisting of Laguerre polynomials ...

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votes

**1**answer

177 views

### Orthogonal basis for the multilinear polynomials with zero “trace”

We say that a multilinear polynomial $P(x_1,\ldots,x_n)$ in $n$ commuting variables over $\mathbb{R}$ has zero trace if
$$ \frac{d}{dt} P(t,\ldots,t) = 0. $$
Equivalently,
$$ \left(\sum_{i=1}^n ...

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vote

**0**answers

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### q-Hermite polynomials

It is well known that the q-Hermite polynomials defined by $$H_n(\theta; q)= \sum\limits_{k=0}^n \frac{(q;q)_n}{(q;q)_k(q;q)_{n-k}}e^{i(n-2k)\theta}$$
are orthogonal in $\theta \in [0, \pi]$ with ...

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vote

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### Generating function for products of laguerre polynomials?

In a quantum physics context, I would like to evaluate $S=\sum_{n=0}^\infty z^n\cos(\pi L_n(x))$ for $z<1$. I found generating functions for squares of Laguerre polynomials but not for any higher ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Equality cannot hold unless $x \in \{-1,1\}$ and/or Wronskian is not zero [closed]

By playing around with assoc. Legendre polynomials, I arrived at
$$((l+1)+m) (P_l^m(x))^2+((l+1)-m)(P_{l+1}^m(x))^2 = 2(l+1)x P_l^m(x)P_{l+1}^m(x).$$
Now, I want to show that we don't have equality ...

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votes

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### Littlewood-Richardson coefficients for Jack symmetric functions

Let $\Lambda$ be the algebra of symmetric functions over $\mathbb{Q}(\alpha)$.
We define a scalar product $\langle \cdot,\cdot\rangle_\alpha$ on $\Lambda$ by setting $\langle ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

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### The Largest Root of Associated Laguerre Polynomial

The Laguerre polynomial $L_n(x)$ is the solution to the Laguerre differential equation
\begin{equation*}
x\,y'' + (1 - x)\,y' + n\,y = 0.
\end{equation*}
The associated Laguerre polynomial ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Chebyshev polynomials factoring uniformly modulo all primes

Consider the Chebyshev polynomial of the first kind $T_n(x)$ and its factorization in $\mathbb F_p$ for a given prime $p$. Most often, this factorization is not uniform (meaning that the irreducible ...

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vote

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### Functions orthogonal to x^n

I would like to ask if there are any set of functions $u_n(x)$ which is orthogonal to $x^n$?
i.e.:
$\int_0^1 x^n u_m(x) dx = \delta_{n,m}$
Edit: For clarification, this question asked for all ...

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votes

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### Finding a recursion for a sum of Legendre polynomials

The polynomial
$a_n(x):=P_n(x)-\frac{n-1}{n}P_{n-2}(x)$
where $P_n(x)$ is a Legendre polynomial came up while I was investigating methods for estimating the error in Gaussian quadrature.
I am ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### How to find out if a given sequence of orthogonal polynomials belongs to the Askey scheme?

I am studying some classes of orthogonal polynomials and want to find out which of them belong to the Askey scheme. To give a simple example consider the polynomials
$${p_n}(x,r) = \sum\limits_{k = ...

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### Ratio of entries of A and log A where A is a triangular matrix

Consider triangular matrices $A = \left( {a(n,k)} \right)$ of arbitrary order with $a(n,k) = 0$ if $n + k$ is odd and $a(n,n - 2k) = \frac{{n!}}{{k!(n - 2k)!}}\frac{{(m + n - k - 1)!}}{{(m + n - ...

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votes

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### Numerical integration of legendre polynomials

I hope that numerical questions are also permitted here.
I want to expand a smooth functions $f \in C^{\infty}$in terms of Legendre polynomials. Thus I need to calculate integrals of the form ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Polynomials orthogonal w.r.t. the logarithmic weight

Recently, I have encountered the family of orthogonal polynomials $p_{n}(x)$ which is orthogonal w.r.t. the function $-\ln(x)$ on $(0,1)$. This means we have
...

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votes

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### Legendre Q(n,x) function coefficients in terms of P(n,x) coefficients

Empirically, the Legendre functions of second kind, $Q_n(x)$, appear to be of form
$$
Q_n(x)=\frac{P_n(x)}{2} \cdot\ln(\frac{1+x}{1-x})+p_n(x),
$$
with $P_n(x)$ the Legendre polynomials of first kind ...