RANKWISE DISTRIBUTED MULTIPOLE ANALYSIS

(UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

The rankwise distributed multipole analysis (RWDMA) is an alternative multipole representation of the electric potential. In this method, a distribution of charge is resolved into multipole moments and their rank-specific centers. By construction, these are intrinsic multipole moments being uniquely defined with respect to the charge distribution. The RWDMA method provides an optimization of the multipole expansion of the electric potential in a sense that is described on the documentation page.