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## Homework Statement

The surface of a homogeneous body of mass m is the ellipsoid

(x/a)^2 + (y/b)^2 + (z/c)^2 = 1 with a,b,c>0.

What is the

**of this body?**

__gravitational quadrupole moment dyadic__## Homework Equations

This is my first confusion: what is the right equation?

In my Clssical Mechanics lect notes, it says

Q = ∫[itex]\rho[/itex](r)(3r.r-r^2.1) dr

where 1 is the unit dyadic. But there is no hint on how to apply this formula!

## The Attempt at a Solution

Since I am concurrently doing EM, I remember using Legendre polynomials to solve both electric/magnetic quadrupole expansion-type question. So the question is, is it a must to use that weird integral in 2. above or can the answer be obtained using Legendre polynomials and somehow expanded into a 3 * 3 matrix?

Thank you very much in advance!!!

P.S. also I usually solve my doubts by browsing online, but on gravitational quadrupole moment I cant find any links at all that show how to do the integration. What should I search under? GR? Or something else. Thanks once again.