SPHERE_INTEGRALS
Integrals on the Surface of the Unit Sphere in 3D


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

The surface of the unit sphere in 3D is defined by

        x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 1
      

The integrands are all of the form

        f(x,y,z) = x^a y^b z^c
      
where the exponents 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:

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

CIRCLE_INTEGRALS, a Python library which returns the exact value of the integral of any monomial over the surface of the unit circle in 2D.

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.

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

HYPERBALL_INTEGRALS, a Python library which returns the exact value of the integral of any monomial over the interior of the unit hyperball in M dimensions.

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

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.

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

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SPHERE_MONTE_CARLO, a Python library which applies a Monte Carlo method to estimate the integral of a function on 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 23 June 2015.