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written by Corinne A. Manogue and Kerry P. Browne
This computer visualization activity is designed to help upper division undergraduate students visualize linear combinations of spherical harmonics. Students use a Maple worksheet or Mathematica notebook to visualize various representations of probability densities of linear combinations of spherical harmonics. The entire class wrap-up discussion addresses how to represent linear combinations of spherical harmonics in a variety of ways.

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.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Central Forces
Mathematical Tools
- Series and Functions
= Spherical Harmonics
Quantum Physics
- Symmetries in Quantum Mechanics
= Angular Momentum
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Instructor Guide/Manual
- Tool
= Code
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application/maple
application/mathematica
Access Rights:
Free access
This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Rights Holder:
Paradigms in Physics Team
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NSF Numbers:
9653250
0231194
0618877
1023120
cfylmcombo
Keywords:
Computer Visualization, Quantum Mechanics, Spherical Harmonics
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created June 22, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
Record Updated:
August 19, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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August 21, 2013
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C. Manogue and K. Browne, (Paradigms in Physics Program, Corvallis, 2008), WWW Document, (http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/portfolioswiki/doku59e9.html?id=activities:main&file=cfylmcombo).
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C. Manogue and K. Browne, Paradigms in Physics: Linear Combinations of Spherical Harmonics (Paradigms in Physics Program, Corvallis, 2008), <http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/portfolioswiki/doku59e9.html?id=activities:main&file=cfylmcombo>.
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Manogue, C., & Browne, K. (2013, August 21). Paradigms in Physics: Linear Combinations of Spherical Harmonics. Retrieved May 23, 2024, from Paradigms in Physics Program: http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/portfolioswiki/doku59e9.html?id=activities:main&file=cfylmcombo
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Manogue, Corinne, and Kerry Browne. Paradigms in Physics: Linear Combinations of Spherical Harmonics. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, August 21, 2013. http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/portfolioswiki/doku59e9.html?id=activities:main&file=cfylmcombo (accessed 23 May 2024).
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Manogue, Corinne, and Kerry Browne. Paradigms in Physics: Linear Combinations of Spherical Harmonics. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, 2008. 21 Aug. 2013. 23 May 2024 <http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/portfolioswiki/doku59e9.html?id=activities:main&file=cfylmcombo>.
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