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34 3j,6j,9j SymbolsProperties

§34.9 Graphical Method

The graphical method establishes a one-to-one correspondence between an analytic expression and a diagram by assigning a graphical symbol to each function and operation of the analytic expression. Thus, any analytic expression in the theory, for example equations (34.3.16), (34.4.1), (34.5.15), and (34.7.3), may be represented by a diagram; conversely, any diagram represents an analytic equation. For an account of this method see Brink and Satchler (1993, Chapter VII). For specific examples of the graphical method of representing sums involving the 3j,6j, and 9j symbols, see Varshalovich et al. (1988, Chapters 11, 12) and Lehman and O’Connell (1973, §3.3).