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I Rotation operators on a sphere, around x and y axis

  1. Jan 12, 2017 #1
    I need to start by saying that I'm not a physicist, nor a student of physics. I'm a translator, and my text is about rotations around the azimuthal nodal lines on the sphere.

    I need to find a name for a particular type of a rotation operator, which rotates the sphere around the x and y axes.

    Is there such a thing as a "nodal rotation operator"?

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. Jan 12, 2017 #2


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    Hello Emily, :welcome:

    We're a careful bunch here :smile: ; could you post the paragraph(s) so we get some context ?
  4. Jan 13, 2017 #3
    Oh, I've just learned the author of my text has invented the term :) I knew that! It's an operator that rotates nodal lines, hence "nodal rotation operator" seems appropriate. Thanks!
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