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Monopole,dipole,quadropole moment

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a point charge +Q is placed at the origin and a charge -Q is smeared around the origin maintaining cylindrical symmetry around the Z axis.Show that (i) when the charge distribution is prolate(egg-shaped),the monopole and dipole moments are zero but the quadrupole moment Q is positive; (ii) when the charge distribution is oblate(pizza-shaped),the monopole and dipole moments are again zero but the quadrupole moment is negative. please help me solving this problem ....
 

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diazona
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Well what have you tried so far?
 
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by the quadropole relation what we know, i can say about the +ve and -ve sign of Q ... but i cannot understand about monopole & dipole term- how they are goinh to zero ...
 
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diazona
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Start with the formulas for the monopole "moment" (i.e. charge) and dipole moment. Do you know those?
 

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