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ERIC Number: EJ931780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
3j Symbols: To Normalize or Not to Normalize?
van Veenendaal, Michel
European Journal of Physics, v32 n4 p947-954 Jul 2011
The systematic use of alternative normalization constants for 3j symbols can lead to a more natural expression of quantities, such as vector products and spherical tensor operators. The redefined coupling constants directly equate tensor products to the inner and outer products without any additional square roots. The approach is extended to tesseral harmonics. The methodology developed here leads to a significantly clearer presentation, which is of interest, not only for textbooks but also for researchers using spherical tensors. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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