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Computing Spherical Harmonics

  1. Dec 1, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    For the spherical harmonics Umn; Vmn, compute the ones of orders
    0,1, 2.

    Umn=cos(nθ)sinn([itex]\varphi[/itex])Pmn(cos([itex]\varphi[/itex]))
    Vmn=sin(nθ)sinn([itex]\varphi[/itex])Pmn(cos([itex]\varphi[/itex]))
    (b) How many non-zero spherical harmonics are there of order k?


    2. Relevant equations

    Equations of Umn; Vmn given

    3. The attempt at a solution

    What I'm confused about is that these aren't the usual spherical harmonics that I see, plus the notation is different. Is it the different notation? And shouldn't spherical harmonics have 2k+1 for part b?
     
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