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# Magnetic Dipole and Electric Quadrupole Radiation Fields

The next term in the multipolar expansion is the term:

 (11.140)

When you (for homework, of course)
1. -sum the product of the 's
2. use the small expansion for in the integral and combine it with the explicit form for the resulting to form a dot product
3. cancel the 's
4. explicitly write out the hankel function in exponential form
you will get equation (J9.30, for - recall - distributions with compact support):
 (11.141)

Of course, you can get it directly from J9.9 (to a lower approximation) as well, but that does not show you what to do if the small approximation is not valid (in step 2 above) and it neglects part of the outgoing wave!

There are two important and independent pieces in this expression. One of the two pieces is symmetric in and and the other is antisymmetric (get a minus sign when the coordinate system is inverted). Any vector quantity can be decomposed in this manner so this is a very general step:

 (11.142)

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Robert G. Brown 2014-08-19