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- Altitude : Distance above a planetary reference point, such as the mean sea level.
- Angular momentum (classical) : The tendency of a rotating object to resist changes to its rotational motion.
- Angular momentum (quantum) : A vector operator of which the three components have well-defined commutation relations.
- Curl : A vector operator that describes the rotation of a vector field.
- Diagonal matrix : A square matrix which has zero entries off the main diagonal.
- Dirac delta function : Sharply peaked function, generalization of the Kronecker delta; a distribution that maps a regular function onto a single function value.
- Divergence : A first order differential vector operator acting on a vector field resulting in a scalar function.
- Electron orbital : Quantum mechanical quadratically integrable one-electron function (function of the coordinates of one electron)
- Euler angles : three rotation angles that describe any rotation of a 3-dimensional object.
- Gauss' law (electrostatics) : Relates the surface integral of the electric displacement through a closed surface to the electric charge enveloped by the closed surface.
- Green's function : Auxiliary function in the theory of linear differential equations; integral operator with Green function as kernel is the inverse of a linear differential operator.
- Hydrogen-like atom : An atom, excluding hydrogen itself, with only one electron, having charge +(Z-1), where Z = atomic number.
- Identity matrix : A square matrix with ones on the main diagonal and zeroes elsewhere: the identity element for matrix multiplication.
- Intermolecular forces : Non-covalent forces between atoms and molecules; often synonymous with Van der Waals forces.
- Jacobian : Determinant of the matrix whose ith row lists all the first-order partial derivatives of the function ƒi(x1, x2, …, xn).
- Latitude : Location north or south of the equator, measured in degrees from the equator, which is 0.
- Legendre polynomials : Orthogonal polynomials in the variable −1 ≤ x ≤ 1 and weight function w(x) = 1.
- Mathematica : Commercial computer algebra system with own programming language that supports functional and procedural programming styles.
- Melbourne : Capital city of the state of Victoria, Australia.
- Multipole expansion of electric field : an expansion in terms of powers of 1/R of an electric potential outside a charge distribution; R is the distance of a point outside to a point inside the charge distribution.
- Polar coordinates : Two numbers—a distance and an angle—that specify the position of a point on a plane.
- Rigid rotor : A 3-dimensional rigid object rotating around its center of mass.
- Slater orbital : Functions used as atomic orbitals in the linear combination of atomic orbitals molecular orbital method.
- Solid harmonics : Solutions of the Laplace equation in spherical polar coordinates.
- Spherical harmonics : A series of harmonic basis functions that can be used to describe the boundary of objects with spherical topology.