• Kendall Atkinson
  • Weimin Han
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 2044)


The study of spherical harmonics has a long history, over 200 years by now. Classical spherical harmonics on the unit sphere of three dimensional Euclidean space can be viewed as extensions of trigonometric functions on the unit circle.


Unit Circle Unit Disk Unit Sphere Spherical Harmonic Oceanic Physic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kendall Atkinson
    • 1
  • Weimin Han
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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