# Non unique asymptotic solution of a second-order ODE

I have the following code for the series solution (via Frobenius method) of the differential equation ode around $$y=\infty$$. The solution and its derivative are Rasymp and dRasymp. My code works perfectly for integer values of p (i.e. $$0,1,2,\cdots$$) however it fails for noninteger values (e.g. $$p=1/10, 1/2, 3/2, \cdots$$). I have observed that for these noninteger values of p (for example, p=3/2), the expansion coefficients in ss cannot be obtained uniquely (please see the code below and run ss). This somehow contains fractional powers in the series expansion which I am not familiar with when it comes to the method. My question would be, does the ode below admit a series solution for noninteger values of q? What can be done to fix this non-uniqueness'' problem?

p = 3/2;
q = -1;
b0 = 1;
rat = 10^-100;

ir[y_] := b0 Sqrt[y^2 + 1]
dir[y_] := D[ir[x], x] /. x -> y

asymp[p_,q_]:={
\[Alpha]=l+1;
ORDINF=5;
g[r_]:=Sum[aa[i]/r^(i+\[Alpha]),{i,0,ORDINF+1}];
ode= (2/ir[y]-p/ir[y]^(p+1))ir[y]^2 D[ir[y],y] g'[y]+ir[y]^2 g''[y]-l (l+1) g[y];
ss=FullSimplify[Series[ode,{y,\[Infinity],ORDINF}]];
eqsINF=Table[SeriesCoefficient[ss,i]==0,{i,2,ORDINF}];
yinf=Table[aa[i],{i,1,ORDINF-1}];
seriesINF=Simplify[Solve[eqsINF,yinf]][];

Rasymp=Rationalize[Collect[Simplify[Sum[aa[i]/y^(i+\[Alpha]),{i,0,ORDINF-1}]/.seriesINF/.aa->1],y],rat],
dRasymp=Collect[FullSimplify[D[Rasymp,y]],y]}

asymp[p, q]
(*{((-1 - l) (2 + l) y^(-3 - l))/(6 + 4 l) + y^(-1 - l), ((1 + l) (6 + 5 l + l^2) y^(-4 - l))/(2 (3 + 2 l)) - (1 + l) y^(-2 - l)}*)

ss
(*y^-l (
SeriesData[y,
DirectedInfinity, {
2 (1 + l) aa,
Rational[3, 2] (1 + l) aa[
0], (1 + l) (2 + l) aa + 2 (3 + 2 l) aa,
Rational[3, 2] (2 + l) aa, (2 + l) ((3 + l) aa + 6 aa),
Rational[-9, 8] (1 + l) aa + Rational[3, 2] (3 + l) aa, (
3 + l) (4 + l) aa + 4 (5 + 2 l) aa,
Rational[-9, 8] (2 + l) aa + Rational[3, 2] (4 + l) aa, (
4 + l) (5 + l) aa}, 4, 13, 2])*)

• There is a typo: /.aa>1 should probably read /.aa->1 – Daniel Huber Mar 9 at 13:24
• @DanielHuber thanks for noticing! – user583893 Mar 9 at 14:00