A generating function for the spherical harmonics in $p$ dimensions

G.F. Torres del Castillo

Abstract


A generating function for the spherical harmonics in three or more dimensions is given. This function allows us to find in a simple manner the explicit expressions for the spherical harmonics in three dimensions. The generating functions for the spherical harmonics given here are analogous to certain well-known generating functions for solutions of the wave equation.

Keywords


Spherical harmonics; generating functions; Laplace equation; wave equation

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Revista Mexicana de Física

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