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Quadrature integration of spherical function

  1. May 30, 2010 #1
    I have a function that is parametrized by a direction and returns a signal strength,

    [tex]F(\theta, \phi) \rightarrow R[/tex]

    It's a very smooth function and I have been using Monte Carlo to do the integration. I just pick a random direction, sample, and average later. It's worked but since its smooth I figured I could use a quadrature style integration to see if it converges faster.

    I just don't know how to set up my integrand to do that because all texts I've read on it usually talk about quadrature in euclidean coordinates.

    Thank you,
    -= Dave
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