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I What is <r|a|r>

  1. Oct 9, 2016 #1
    Hi all, Im studying in Raman spectra and I dont know
    that whats means r^t a r =1.
    r^t is r transpose, r^t=(x,y,z).
    And a is diagonalized polarizability tensor.
    Whats means that is equal 1?
    Just normailzation?
    Help me,and so sorry my english is too bad...
     
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  3. Oct 9, 2016 #2
    ref is
    Spectra of atoms and molecules
    Peter F. Bernath
    ch.8
     
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  4. Oct 9, 2016 #3

    DrClaude

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  5. Oct 9, 2016 #4
    Dr Claude/
    Just defined ellipsoid? That is all?
    I mean, what is Matmatical process thats eq.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2016 #5

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    The vector notation is just a shorthand. If you expand the vector-matrix-vector product, you will see that what you get is the equation for an ellipsoid, with the elements of the polarizability tensor determining the size and shape of the ellipsoid. This is clearest when the polarizability is diagonal, as seen in the book. The point of all this is to get a visual representation of the polarizability.
     
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