## Condon-Shortley Phase

The phase factor in some definitions of the Spherical Harmonics and associated Legendre Polynomials. Using the Condon-Shortley convention gives

References

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Condon, E. U. and Shortley, G. The Theory of Atomic Spectra. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1951.

Shore, B. W. and Menzel, D. H. Principles of Atomic Spectra. New York: Wiley, p. 158, 1968.