What is Multipole expansion: Definition and 40 Discussions
A multipole expansion is a mathematical series representing a function that depends on angles—usually the two angles used in the spherical coordinate system (the polar and azimuthal angles) for three-dimensional Euclidean space,
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Multipole expansions are used frequently in the study of electromagnetic and gravitational fields, where the fields at distant points are given in terms of sources in a small region. The multipole expansion with angles is often combined with an expansion in radius. Such a combination gives an expansion describing a function throughout three-dimensional space.The multipole expansion is expressed as a sum of terms with progressively finer angular features (moments). The first (the zeroth-order) term is called the monopole moment, the second (the first-order) term is called the dipole moment, the third (the second-order) the quadrupole moment, the fourth (third-order) term is called the octupole moment, and so on. Given the limitation of Greek numeral prefixes, terms of higher order are conventionally named by adding "-pole" to the number of poles—e.g., 32-pole (rarely dotriacontapole or triacontadipole) and 64-pole (rarely tetrahexacontapole or hexacontatetrapole). A multipole moment usually involves powers (or inverse powers) of the distance to the origin, as well as some angular dependence.
In principle, a multipole expansion provides an exact description of the potential, and generally converges under two conditions: (1) if the sources (e.g. charges) are localized close to the origin and the point at which the potential is observed is far from the origin; or (2) the reverse, i.e., if the sources are located far from the origin and the potential is observed close to the origin. In the first (more common) case, the coefficients of the series expansion are called exterior multipole moments or simply multipole moments whereas, in the second case, they are called interior multipole moments.
Hello! I found an expression in this paper (eq. 1) for the multipole expansion of the vector potential. I am not sure I understand what form do the vector spherical harmonics (VSH) have. Also, for example, the usual hyperfine interaction operator is given by...
when you do a multipole expansion of the vector potential you get a monopole, dipole, quadrupole and so on terms. The monopole term for a current loop is μI/4πr*∫dl’ which goes to 0 as the integral is over a closed loop. I am kinda confused on that as evaulating the integral gives the arc length...
If I have a physical dipole with dipole moment p. Now, this formula for potential (V) is a good approximation when r is much larger than both r1 and r2 in the picture below. It's however said that for a pure dipole for which the separation between charges goes to zero and q goes to infinity, the...
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I have read the other day about how the nuclear quadruple moment descries the deformation of the nucleus, however i can't get my head around how is that!, I am familiar with the multiple expansion in which we can describe the potential of an arbitrary charge distribution by the following...
The error on photometric galaxy clustering under the form of covariance which is actually a standard deviation expression for a fixed multipole ##\ell## :
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\sigma_{C, i j}^{A B}(\ell)=\Delta C_{i j}^{A B}(\ell)=\sqrt{\frac{2}{(2 \ell+1) f_{\mathrm{sky}} \Delta \ell}}\left[C_{i j}^{A...
The diagram of the problem should look something like this: ,which is just the normal spherical coordinate.To calculate the potential far away, we use the multipole expansion.
##I_o## in the expansion is ok, because ##(r^{'})^{0} = 1##.
However, I am wondering how I should calculate ##I_1##...
for the case, r>>r' the higher-order term like 1/r^2 and above that is negligible.
so V(r)=cons.*1/r*P0(cos a)
but for the case r'>>r will it be V(r)=cons.*1/r'[ summation Pn(cos a')t'^n] where t'=r/r'
now if we neglect higher-order term of r/r' then V(r)=cons.*1/r'*P0(cos a') which is...
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This is from Griffith's Introduction to Electrodynamics, where the book is deriving the magnetic dipole moment from multipole expansion of the vector potential
The vector potential of a current loop can be written as
$$\mathbf{A(r)}=\frac{\mu_0 I}{4\pi} \left[ \frac{1}{r}...
I read Chris Hirata's paper on gravitational waves (http://www.tapir.caltech.edu/~chirata/ph236/lec10.pdf) where he performs a multipole expansion of the gravitational source.
I got most of it, apart from the part where he expands the inverse distance function into a series :
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Four particles are each placed a distance a from the origin
3q at (0,a)
-2q at (a,0)
-2q at (-a,0)
q at (0,-a)
find the simple approximate formula for the potential valid at points far from the origin. Express in Spherical coordinates
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##V =...
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A grounded Z-axis symmetric closed conductor has a single point charge at the origin within it, inducing negative charge onto its inner surface.
Given the induced charge density from the unit point charge, find the surface charge induced instead by a unit dipole at the...
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Consider a very thin rod lying on the z axis from z = −L/2 to z = L/2. It carries a uniform charge density λ. Show that away from the rod, at the point r (r >>L), the potential can be written as V (r, θ) = (2Lλ/4πε0)(1/L)[ 1 + 1/3(L/2r)2P2(cos θ) + 1/3(L/2r)4 P4(cos θ) + · ·...
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Hi everybody! I'm very stuck trying to solve this problem, hopefully some of you can give me a clue about in which direction I should go:
Determine the multipole expansion in two dimensions of the potential of a localized charge distribution ##\lambda(\vec{x})## until the...
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Loop of current ##I## sitting in the xy plane. Current goes in counter clockwise direction as seen from positive z axis. Find:
a) the magnetic dipole moment
b) the approximate magnetic field at points far from the origin
c) show that, for points on the z axis, your answer is...
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So my teacher, as we made the multipole expansion of Vector Potential (\vec A) decided to proof that the monopole term is zero doing something like this:
∫∇'⋅ (J.r'i)dV' = ∮r'iJ ndS' = 0
The first integral, "opening" the nabla: J⋅(∇r'i) + r'i(∇⋅J) this must be equals 0
J =...
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I need to calculate the electric field on the midplane of a uniformly polarized cylinder at a large distance from the center of the cylinder. The question also says that because the distance is large compared to the radius the dipole dominates the multipole expansion...
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I was hoping someone could help make the concept of electric multipole/ magnetic multipole expansions clearer. I think my most fundamental question is:
Are dipole, quadrupole and up fields just a shortcut to using the superposition principle on a charge distribution in space or do they...
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Jackson 4.7
Given a localized charge distribution:
\rho(r)=\frac{1}{64\pi}r^{2} e^{-r} sin^{2}\theta
make the multipole expansion of the potential due to this charge distribution and determine all nonvanishing moments. Write down the potential at large distances as a...
Consider the following charge distribution:A positive charge of magnitude Q is at the origin and there is a charge -Q on each of the x,y and z axes a distance d from the origin.
I want to expand the potential of this charge distribution using spherical coordinates.Here's how I did it...
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I want to find the multipole expansion of
\Phi(\vec r)= \frac {1}{4\pi \epsilon_0} \int d^3 r' \frac {\rho(\vec r')}{|\vec r -\vec r'|}
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Taylor series
The Attempt at a Solution
My attempt at a solution was to use the Taylor series. I...
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I'm having some difficult in understanding something about the dipole term in a multipole expansion. Griffiths writes the expansion as a sum of terms in Legendre polynomials, so the dipole term in the potential is writen
\frac{1}{4 \pi \epsilon r^{2}}\int r^{'}cos\theta^{'}\rho dv^{'}...
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Given the multipole moment of the mass distribution how would I go about determining that the multipole moment expansion is invariant. I Homework Equations
http://cohengroup.ccmr.cornell.edu/courses/phys3327/HW2/hw2.pdf
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I need to explicitly show...
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Four point charges: q at a^z; q at -a^z; -q at a^y and -q at -a^y
where ^z and ^y are the unit vectors along the z and y axes.
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Find the approximate expression (i.e. calculate the first non-zero term in the multipole expansion) for the...
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A cube of side a is fi lled with a uniform charge density distribution of total charge Q. A point
charge +Q is placed at the center of the cube.
Show all odd electrostatic multipole moments vanish. (i.e., 2^l poles with odd l). Show that
among the even moments, those...
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Actually, this is not truly a homework, I'm just ineterested in how to solve problems, like the one below.
So, we have two conductive spheres, at a distance R from each other, the radii are r1 and r2 (r1 and r2 are comperable in size, while R is significantly larger than...
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I'm given a charge density rho (\rho (r) = r^2 \sin ^2 \theta e^{-r}) and I'm asked to find the multipole expansion of the potential as well as writing explicitely all the non vanishing terms.
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Not sure and this is my problem.
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given a dipole on z-axis(+q at z=a and -q at z= -a) , find out the non vanishing multipoles using spherical harmonics.
can somebody tell me how to do this problem using spherical harmonics..because when we write charge density using dirac delta function in spherical polar coordinates. then we...
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A sphere of radius R, centered at the origin, carries charge density
ρ(r,θ) = (kR/r2)(R - 2r)sinθ,
where k is a constant, and r, θ are the usual spherical coordinates. Find the approximate potential for points on the z axis, far from the sphere.
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A chare +Q is distributed uniformly along the z axis from z=-a to z=+a. Find the multipole expansion.
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Here rho has been changed to lambda, which is just Q/2a and d^3r to dz.
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I have solved the problem correctly...
Upper undergraduate here. Lot of time spent in studying, but can't find acceptable answers in what follows.
To be more specific, my questions are related on "Classical Electrodynamics", Jackson 2nd edition, Sect. 4.2. (and 4.1 of course), titled "Multipole expansion of the Energy of a Charge...
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Find the multipole expansion for the case when r<r', where r is the distance from the origin to the observation point and r' is the distance from the origin to the source point.
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Jackson 6.4b
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Multipole expansion especially Eq 4.9 in Jackson which is for a Quadrupole
The Attempt at a Solution
I found the result in 6.4a. The rho over there tells us that there is a charge density inside the sphere. Since the charge density...
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I'm just working through some electrodynamics notes, and am a bit stuck following a particular Taylor expansion, the author starts with:
\frac{1}{R_1}=\frac{1}{r} [1+(\frac{l}{r})^2-2\frac{l}{r}cos(\theta)]^-0.5
Which he then says by assuming l<<r and expanding we get...
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Somehow, I couldn't get the TeX to come out right.
I have been trying to learn scheme theory (algebraic geometry) and completely forgotten how to do this simple calculus type stuff...
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Let V be a potential of the form
[tex]V = \left(\frac{1}{r} +...
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I have a random spherical distribution of N charges between radiuses
R1 and R2. N is up to 10^9 or more.I want to calculate the
electrostatic potential closed to the origin of the sphere. R1 and R2
are much bigger than the distance of this point to the origin. So I
thought about using...
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I have to calculate the approximate electrostatic potential far from the origin for the following arrangement of three charges: +q at (0,0,a), -q at (0,a,0) and (0,-a,0). I have to give the final answer in spherical coordinates and keep the first two non-zero terms in the...
Im having a little problem with this question
Not sure where to start but I believe that a 3D taylor series expansion might be useful.
Please could someone urgently help me out as it is due in a few hours!
Thanks for your time.
GM
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Assume the chrages to be on the z axis with the midway between them. Find the potential exactly for a field point on the z axis.
Okay, so I found the potential which is v = k*p/(z^2-0.25*l^2)
k is the constant 1/4*pi*epsilon, l stands for the length between the two point...