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By R. E. Raab

Raab and de Lange, either affiliated with the varsity of Chemical and actual technology on the collage of Natal, South Africa, provide a close creation to classical, quantum-mechanical, and symmetry elements of multipole idea in electromagnetism. they think about either cost distribution in a vacuum and, via extension, in bulk topic, and supply an account of a few of the successes and screw ups of the direct program of multipole conception to macroscopic media. Required heritage features a wisdom of introductory electromagnetic thought and introductory non-relativistic quantum mechanics. The publication is sent within the US through Oxford collage Press

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26). It is also of interest to obtain the above results from an expansion of the energy to second order in the perturbation. 13) we have since q is a constant and \n^) is normalized. 37) for a rigid distribution. 29). 29). 32) for a rigid distribution. 26). 38) are generally valid in electrostatics. 10). \H\^). 38). 38). And so on for higher moments. 41), etc. can be applied to systems whose electrostatic energy is represented by a power series in the field and its derivatives, and they yield electric multipole moments which may be non-linear functions of the field and its derivatives [4].

52) and Physical effects due to static magnetic field gradients are known: for example, the lowering of the energy of closed shells in an atom [13]. 10 Symmetries We comment briefly on various symmetries possessed by polarizability tensors and related quantities. 116) which follow from the Hermitian property of the operators in these equations. We remark that for dc polarizabilities these symmetries can also be obtained from classical energy considerations. 7). For example, (iii) Symmetries may also be deduced from quantum-mechanical expressions for the frequency-dependent hyperpolarizabilities that account for a range of non-linear effects.

Ii) The intrinsic symmetry of a^f. and a'^k derives from that of qjk. 82), namely a'^k and G'^. 81) may also be used to calculate expectation values of higher multipole moment operators and from these to obtain expressions for yet other multipole polarizabilities. 80), and then only in the form of matrix elements, (ii) Similarly, the fields that partner the multipole moments in these interactions are recognizable only after a time integration with an assumed harmonic plane wave form for A(r, t).

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