Generation and identification of ordinary differential equations of maximal symmetry algebra. (English) Zbl 1470.34005

Summary: An effective method for generating linear ordinary differential equations of maximal symmetry in their most general form is found, and an explicit expression for the point transformation reducing the equation to its canonical form is obtained. New expressions for the general solution are also found, as well as several identification and other results and a direct proof of the fact that a linear ordinary differential equation is iterative if and only if it is reducible to the canonical form by a point transformation. New classes of solvable equations parameterized by an arbitrary function are also found, together with simple algebraic expressions for the corresponding general solution.


34A05 Explicit solutions, first integrals of ordinary differential equations
34A30 Linear ordinary differential equations and systems
34C14 Symmetries, invariants of ordinary differential equations
39B12 Iteration theory, iterative and composite equations
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