galpy.potential.scf_compute_coeffs_spherical_nbody¶
This function is the equivalent to galpy.potential.scf_compute_coeffs_spherical but computing the coefficients based on an Nbody representation of the density.
Note: This function computes Acos and Asin as defined in Hernquist & Ostriker (1992), except that we multiply Acos by 2 such that the density from Galpy’s Hernquist Potential corresponds to \(Acos = \delta_{0n}\delta_{0l}\delta_{0m}\).
Futher note that this function is a specification of galpy.potential.scf_compute_coeffs_nbody where \(Acos_{nlm} = 0\) at \(l\neq0\)

galpy.potential.
scf_compute_coeffs_spherical_nbody
(pos, N, mass=1.0, a=1.0)[source]¶ NAME:
scf_compute_coeffs_spherical_nbodyPURPOSE:
Numerically compute the expansion coefficients for a spherical expansion for a given $N$body set of pointsINPUT:
pos  positions of particles in rectangular coordinates with shape [3,n]
N  size of the Nth dimension of the expansion coefficients
mass= (1.) mass of particles (scalar or array with size n)
a= (1.) parameter used to scale the radius
OUTPUT:
(Acos,Asin)  Expansion coefficients for density dens that can be given to SCFPotential.__init__HISTORY:
20201118  Written  Morgan Bennett (UofT)
20210222  Spedup  Bovy (UofT)