Two differential equations for the linear generating function of the charlier polynomials

Elliot J. Blackstone, Daniel J. Galiffa

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Abstract

We provide an interesting way to obtain the linear generating function for the classical discrete Charlier orthogonal polynomials by implementing what we entitle the 'Inverse Method'. This method transforms a given three-term recurrence relation into a differential equation, the solution of which is a linear generating function. To demonstrate the details of the procedure, we first apply the Inverse Method to the three-term recurrence relation that defines the Charlier polynomials. We then apply it to a new three-term recurrence relation, which is established via a certain connection between the Charlier polynomials and a variation of the Laguerre polynomials. The solution to each of these differential equations is the intended generating function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-67
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Mathematics E - Notes
Volume13
StatePublished - Oct 24 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Mathematics

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