### A Simple Model for Atomic Nuclei: The Deformed Sphere and its Multipole Moments

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Electrodynamics /
Electrostatics /
Multipole Moments

Tags: Rotational Symmetry / Quadrupole Moment / Legendre Polynomials

Tags: Rotational Symmetry / Quadrupole Moment / Legendre Polynomials

We will calculate the first three multipole moments of a deformed charged sphere. Such a charge distribution is often used to model nuclei and understand their stability.