Multipole Shapes

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Shapes and angular distributions can be parametrized in terms of their multipole components. Change the first few multipole moments and see the effect.

Contributed by: Stephen Wolfram (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



Multipole parametrizations are important in describing the anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background, local atomic distributions in condensed matter physics, "event shapes" in particle physics, and shapes of nuclei.

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