org.apache.commons.math3.geometry.euclidean.threed Class SphericalCoordinates

java.lang.Object org.apache.commons.math3.geometry.euclidean.threed.SphericalCoordinates
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Serializable

public class SphericalCoordinates
extends Object
implements Serializable

This class provides conversions related to spherical coordinates.

The conventions used here are the mathematical ones, i.e. spherical coordinates are related to Cartesian coordinates as follows:

• x = r cos(θ) sin(Φ)
• y = r sin(θ) sin(Φ)
• z = r cos(Φ)
• r = √(x2+y2+z2)
• θ = atan2(y, x)
• Φ = acos(z/r)

r is the radius, θ is the azimuthal angle in the x-y plane and Φ is the polar (co-latitude) angle. These conventions are different from the conventions used in physics (and in particular in spherical harmonics) where the meanings of θ and Φ are reversed.

This class provides conversion of coordinates and also of gradient and Hessian between spherical and Cartesian coordinates.

Since:
3.2
Version:
\$Id: SphericalCoordinates.html 860130 2013-04-27 21:11:39Z luc \$
Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
SphericalCoordinates(double r, double theta, double phi)
Build a spherical coordinates transformer from spherical coordinates.
SphericalCoordinates(Vector3D v)
Build a spherical coordinates transformer from Cartesian coordinates.

Method Summary
Vector3D getCartesian()
Get the Cartesian coordinates.
double getPhi()
Get the polar (co-latitude) angle.
double getR()
double getTheta()
Get the azimuthal angle in x-y plane.
Convert a gradient with respect to spherical coordinates into a gradient with respect to Cartesian coordinates.
Convert a Hessian with respect to spherical coordinates into a Hessian with respect to Cartesian coordinates.

Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail

SphericalCoordinates

public SphericalCoordinates(Vector3D v)
Build a spherical coordinates transformer from Cartesian coordinates.

Parameters:
v - Cartesian coordinates

SphericalCoordinates

public SphericalCoordinates(double r,
double theta,
double phi)
Build a spherical coordinates transformer from spherical coordinates.

Parameters:
theta - azimuthal angle in x-y plane
phi - polar (co-latitude) angle
Method Detail

getCartesian

public Vector3D getCartesian()
Get the Cartesian coordinates.

Returns:
Cartesian coordinates

getR

public double getR()

Returns:
getTheta(), getPhi()

getTheta

public double getTheta()
Get the azimuthal angle in x-y plane.

Returns:
azimuthal angle in x-y plane θ
getR(), getPhi()

getPhi

public double getPhi()
Get the polar (co-latitude) angle.

Returns:
polar (co-latitude) angle Φ
getR(), getTheta()

Convert a gradient with respect to spherical coordinates into a gradient with respect to Cartesian coordinates.

Parameters:
Returns:
gradient with respect to Cartesian coordinates {df/dx, df/dy, df/dz}

toCartesianHessian

public double[][] toCartesianHessian(double[][] sHessian,