(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Hi all.

The inner product between two functions f(x) and g(x) is defined as:

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<f | g> = \int f^*(x)g(x) dx,

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where the * denotes the complex conjugate. Now if my functions f and g are functions of r, theta and phi (i.e. they are written in spherical coordinates), is the volume element then given as [itex]drd\theta d\phi[/itex] or [itex]r^2\sin \theta drd\theta d\phi[/itex]?

3. The attempt at a solution

I personally think the last, because originally we have <f(x,y,z) | g(x,y,z)>, which we convert to spherical coordinates, so we need the Jacobian. Am I correct?

Thanks in advance.

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# Homework Help: Inner product of two spherical functions

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