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1. Orbital angular momentum

Consider the angular wave function:

(see attached)

a) Construct the angular probability density. Show that you can write this as a product of (see attached) and show that both functions are probably normalized.

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The solution shows how to write the probability density function of a superposition of spherical harmonics as a product of normalized independent angular distribution functions

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The normalized spherical harmonics are:
The wavefunction is:
Using Euler's identity:
And ...

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