HYPERSPHERE_INTEGRALS
Integrals on the Surface of the Unit Hypersphere in M Dimensions


HYPERSPHERE_INTEGRALS is a Python library which returns the exact value of the integral of any monomial over the surface of the unit hypersphere in M dimensions.

The surface of the unit hypersphere in M dimensions is defined by

        sum ( 1 <= i <= m ) x(i)^2 = 1
      

The integrands are all of the form

        f(x) = product ( 1 <= m <= m ) x(i) ^ e(i)
      
where the exponents e are nonnegative integers. If any exponent is an odd integer, the integral will be zero. Thus, the "interesting" results occur when all exponents are even.

Licensing:

The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Languages:

HYPERSPHERE_INTEGRALS is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN77 version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and a Python version.

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CUBE_INTEGRALS, a Python library which returns the exact value of the integral of any monomial over the interior of the unit cube in 3D.

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LINE_INTEGRALS, a Python library which returns the exact value of the integral of any monomial over the length of the unit line in 1D.

POLYGON_INTEGRALS, a Python library which returns the exact value of the integral of any monomial over the interior of a polygon in 2D.

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SPHERE_INTEGRALS, a Python library which returns the exact value of the integral of any monomial over the surface of the unit sphere in 3D.

SQUARE_INTEGRALS, a Python library which returns the exact value of the integral of any monomial over the interior of the unit square in 2D.

TETRAHEDRON_INTEGRALS, a Python library which returns the exact value of the integral of any monomial over the interior of the unit tetrahedron in 3D.

TRIANGLE_INTEGRALS, a Python library which returns the exact value of the integral of any monomial over the interior of the unit triangle in 2D.

WEDGE_INTEGRALS, a Python library which returns the exact value of the integral of any monomial over the interior of the unit wedge in 3D.

Reference:

  1. Gerald Folland,
    How to Integrate a Polynomial Over a Sphere,
    American Mathematical Monthly,
    Volume 108, Number 5, May 2001, pages 446-448.

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Last revised on 22 June 2014.