spherical Bessel functions

spherical Bessel functions

[¦sfir·i·kəl ′bes·əl ‚fəŋk·shənz]
(mathematics)
Bessel functions whose order is half of an odd integer; they arise as the radial functions that result from solving Pockel's equation (or, equivalently, the time-independent Schrödinger equation for a free particle) by separation of variables in spherical coordinates.
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