written by
Corinne A. Manogue and
Kerry P. Browne
published by the Paradigms in Physics Program
This small group activity is designed to help upper division undergraduate students learn how to expand functions in terms of spherical harmonics. Students work in small groups to find the coefficients of a given function expanded in spherical harmonics. The whole class wrap-up discussion includes group presentations focusing on the notion that any function on the unit sphere can be expanded in terms of the orthonormal set of spherical harmonics.
This material is part of the Paradigms in Physics project at Oregon State University. This work promotes the use of active student learning in upper division physics courses. Both learning materials and learning strategies are provided to help both students and instructors.
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<a href="https://www.compadre.org/portal/items/detail.cfm?ID=13598">Manogue, Corinne, and Kerry Browne. Paradigms in Physics: Finding the Coefficients of a Spherical Harmonic Series. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, August 21, 2013.</a>
AIP Format
C. Manogue and K. Browne, (Paradigms in Physics Program, Corvallis, 2008), WWW Document, (http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:cfylmseries).
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C. Manogue and K. Browne, Paradigms in Physics: Finding the Coefficients of a Spherical Harmonic Series, (Paradigms in Physics Program, Corvallis, 2008), <http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:cfylmseries>.
APA Format
Manogue, C., & Browne, K. (2013, August 21). Paradigms in Physics: Finding the Coefficients of a Spherical Harmonic Series. Retrieved October 21, 2017, from Paradigms in Physics Program: http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:cfylmseries
Chicago Format
Manogue, Corinne, and Kerry Browne. Paradigms in Physics: Finding the Coefficients of a Spherical Harmonic Series. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, August 21, 2013. http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:cfylmseries (accessed 21 October 2017).
MLA Format
Manogue, Corinne, and Kerry Browne. Paradigms in Physics: Finding the Coefficients of a Spherical Harmonic Series. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, 2008. 21 Aug. 2013. 21 Oct. 2017 <http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:cfylmseries>.
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Author = "Corinne Manogue and Kerry Browne",
Title = {Paradigms in Physics: Finding the Coefficients of a Spherical Harmonic Series},
Publisher = {Paradigms in Physics Program},
Volume = {2017},
Number = {21 October 2017},
Month = {August 21, 2013},
Year = {2008}
}
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