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N-dimensional sphere

  1. Aug 14, 2005 #1
    Hello everyone......

    I mistakenly posted this question in a math section, met with insufficient answers. :frown: My fault there, but here's the gist:

    How do you find the surface area of an n-dimensional sphere?​

    I ran across this concept in a stat-mech class a long, long time ago.......didn't understand it very well at the time. It was an aside kind of thing the prof did during a lecture. I thought if I spent a little one-on-one time with the concept I would 'get it', but the rigors of homework, research, etc disallowed the quality time intended, so I ended up putting this into my mental closet for rainy-day thinking, and of course, never got back to it, but I'm still very curious about it.

    Can someone do this derivation and explain the thinking behind it please????


    :confused:
     
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  3. Aug 14, 2005 #2

    rbj

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    what do you mean "find"? do you want an epression for the amount of surface "area" of an n-dimensional sphere, given a "radius"?
     
  4. Aug 14, 2005 #3

    Integral

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    Looks to me like you have plenty of responses in the math fourm.
     
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