quantum multipole expansion

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    Stijn
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    In the multipole expansion the contribution from higher order terms gets smaller and smaller. This allows one to do first order perturbation theory. If the multipole expansion is not used, then the interaction might not be ‘small’ enough to use perturbation theory.

    I’m not sure this is correct though.

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