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I provide a quite detailed derivation of the orbital angular momentum in quantum mechanics in spherical coordinates. Usually book only provide the final result puzzling the non-expert about the math underneath.
I provide a quite detailed derivation of the orbital angular momentum in quantum mechanics in spherical coordinates. Usually book only provide the final result puzzling the non-expert about the math underneath.

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Published by: Antonio Mason on Jul 09, 2011
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Quantum orbital angular momentum inspherical coordinates
Detailed (but elementary) derivation
 
We will proceed step by step in order to express the quantum orbital angular momentum inspherical coordinates. The first step is writing down the direct and inverse tranformation betweencartesian and spherical coordinates.
θφr
ˆ
y
ˆ
z
ˆ
xyzx
O
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1 Setting up the problem
1.1 Coordinates tranformation
x
=
r
sin
θ
cos
φy
=
r
sin
θ
sin
φz
=
r
cos
θ
as one can check from the figure. We can invert these equations in order to express (
r,θ,φ
) as functionof (
x,y,z
):
r
=
 
x
2
+
y
2
+
z
2
θ
= arccos
z
 
x
2
+
y
2
+
z
2
φ
= arctan
yx
1.2 Tranformation of partial derivatives
We want to compute, as an example, how the expression
∂ 
Ψ
(
x,y,z
) changes when Ψ is espressed asfunction of (
r,θ,φ
), remembering that (
r,θ,φ
) are functions of (
x,y,z
):
∂ 
x
Ψ((
r,θ,φ
) =
∂ 
x
Ψ((
r
(
x,y,z
)
,θ
(
x,y,z
)
,φ
(
x,y,z
))=
∂ 
Ψ
∂r∂r∂x
+
∂ 
Ψ
∂θ∂θ∂x
+
∂ 
Ψ
∂φ∂φ∂x
By astraction of the particular Ψ we can write for the partial derivates with respect to
x
(and inthe same way for
y
and
z
):
∂ ∂x
=
∂r∂x∂ ∂r
+
∂θ∂x∂ ∂θ
+
∂φ∂x∂ ∂φ∂ ∂y
=
∂r∂y∂ ∂r
+
∂θ∂y∂ ∂θ
+
∂φ∂y∂ ∂φ∂ ∂z
=
∂r∂z∂ ∂r
+
∂θ∂z∂ ∂θ
+
∂φ∂z∂ ∂φ
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