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I had a work with average distance between points in circle, what was very funny... but now I must do a same thing for sphere:D this word "sphere" is so funny, maybe because of polish translation for this:D (something which reminds ball or sth)

2. Relevant equations

sphere parametr equations, defined integrals

3. The attempt at a solution

I describe sphere in parametr equations:

[tex]\begin{cases}x=R\sin\phi\cos\varphi\\ y=R\sin\phi\sin\varphi\\ z=R\cos\phi\end{cases}[/tex]

any two points [tex]A_1,A_2[/tex] on sphere can be described by [tex]\phi_1,\varphi_1,\phi_2,\varphi_2[/tex] parametrs, distance between points in all axis will be

[tex]D\left(\phi_1,\varphi_1,\phi_2,\varphi_2\right)=\sqrt{\left(\sin\phi_1\cos\varphi_1-\sin\phi_2\cos\varphi_2\right)^2+\left(\sin\phi_1\sin\varphi_1-\sin\phi_2\sin\varphi_2\right)^2+\left(\cos\phi_1-\cos\phi_2\right)^2}[/tex]

now I am going to simply this equation, do a quadruple integral of this function in [tex]\phi_1,\varphi_1,\phi_2,\varphi_2\in\langle0;2\pi\rangle[/tex] (this is [tex]\Omega[/tex]) and find average value, like this

[tex]\frac{\iiiint\limits_\Omega f\left(\phi_1,\varphi_1,\phi_2,\varphi_2\right)\mbox{d}\Omega}{\iiiint\limits_\Omega\mbox{d}\Omega}[/tex]

is it good idea, maybe I can do it easier? thank you!

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# Homework Help: Average distance between two points on sphere!

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