# Problem with plotting spherical harmonics [closed]

I am new to Mathematica, trying to plotting spherical harmonics of a wave functon. I want to plot ${}Y^0_3$. So I typed

SphericalPlot3D[5 Cos^3[θ] - 3 Cos[θ], {θ, 0, Pi}, {φ, 0, 2 Pi}]

It gives me an empty plot like this:

When I copy the same equation

(5 Cos^3[θ] - 3 Cos[θ], {θ, 0, Pi}, {φ, 0, 2 Pi})

into Wolfram|Alpha, it gives me a 3d plot looks like "waves"(sorry, I couldn't put the picture because my reputaion is less than 10)

My main question is What's wrong with my input in Mathematica?

• I think the constant in the front of the equation is not important for spatial plot. So I didn't write it. – Chao Song Mar 26 '17 at 13:01
• Possible duplicate of problem with coloring spherical harmonics – Artes Mar 27 '17 at 14:28

• I try it with ${}Y^1_3$ SphericalPlot3D[ E^(I$\phi$) Sin[$\theta$]] (5 Cos[$\theta$]^2 - 1), {$\theta$, 0, Pi}, {$\phi$, 0, 2 Pi}] It still empty. What's wrong? – Chao Song Mar 26 '17 at 14:08