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The Lane-Emden function defined by the initial conditions from Eq. 41) is just a particular member of the set {θE (ξ)} of E-solutions. 4) and θ(ξ) → θ(Aξ) − ln A2 , (n = ±∞). 5) According to the theorem from the previous section any solution θE = θE (ξ) that is finite at the origin ξ = 0 is an E-solution, and its derivative is zero (dθE /dξ)ξ=0 = 0. The general solution of the second order Lane-Emden equation must be characterized by two integration constants. According to the homology theorem one of the two constants must be “trivial” in the sense that it defines merely the scale factor A of the homology transformation, and we should be able to transform the second order Lane-Emden equation into a first order differential equation (Chandrasekhar 1939).

25) we finally find d2 z/dt2 + (2 − N ) dz/dt + exp z + 2(2 − N ) = 0. 34) where we have introduced the new variable y = dz/dt = −ξ dz/dξ = ξ dθ/dξ − 2. 16). (i) n = ±1, ±∞. According to Eqs. 36) and via Eq. 28) yH (ξ/A) = −2zH (ξ/A)/(n − 1) − [(ξ/A)(n+1)/(n−1) /B] dθH (ξ/A) d(ξ/A) = −2z(ξ)/(n − 1) − (ξ (n+1)/(n−1) /B) dθ(ξ)/dξ = y(ξ). 37) (ii) n = ±∞. In virtue of Eqs. 38) and by Eq. 35) yH (ξ/A) = (ξ/A) dθH (ξ/A) d(ξ/A) − 2 = (ξ/A) dθ(ξ) d(ξ/A) − 2 = ξ dθ(ξ)/dξ − 2 = y(ξ). 39) This demonstrates completely the homology invariance of Emden’s transformation.

3 Exact Analytical Solutions of the Lane-Emden Equation Via Eq. ). 10) of Eq. 83), (Chandrasekhar 1939). The case N = 1, (ν = −1/2) needs special discussion. The solution of Eq. 16) is given by Eq. 10), where ν = (N − 2)/2 = −1/2 : u(ξ) = C1 J−1/2 (ξ) + C2 J1/2 (ξ), (n = 1; N = 1). 24) Using Eq. 15) and J1/2 (ξ) = (2/πξ)1/2 sin ξ, J−1/2 (ξ) = (2/πξ)1/2 cos ξ, we find for the solution of Eq. 6): θ = ξ 1/2 C1 J−1/2 (ξ) + C2 J1/2 (ξ)] = (2/π)1/2 (C1 cos ξ + C2 sin ξ). 19). Therefore θ = cos ξ = (πξ/2)1/2 J−1/2 (ξ), (n = 1; N = 1).

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