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Re: 3D plotting problem

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  • Subject: [mg51806] Re: 3D plotting problem
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 01:23:18 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <cm20mr$g60$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <cm20mr$g60$1 at>,
 Henning Heiberg-Andersen <Henning.Heiberg-Andersen at> wrote:

> I find myself unable to make a 3D plot of the atomic
> 2p orbital
> f_z(2p,x,y,z;a)=z*Exp[-a*Sqrt[x^2+y^2+z^2]].
> As far as I can understand, 'ContourPlot3D' is the
> only option, but it gives either an empty plot box or
> a flat sheet.
> Can anyone suggest a way out?

You may find the article "Visualizing Atomic Orbitals" by Jingbo Wang, 
Paul Abbott, and Jim Williams, available in Notebook form (with and 
without graphics) at


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