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    Component of the quadrupole Q_ij

    Hello, I do not manage to visualize the link between the component of the quadrupole Q_ij and the spatial distribution of the electric quadrupole field. I was told to imagine the Q_ij as an ellipsoid, which I understand (the ellipsoid "radius" in a given direction being the strength of the...
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    Index notation

    Hello world, Index notation is driving me crazy: why on Earth is ∂_i 1/r = -x_i/r^3 ? I would expect it to be -x_i/r^2... Thanks for commenting