Presence Of Axial Symmetry

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    Daan Nauwelaerts

    From the equation: We see that the matrix is a diagonal matrix and that V_xx = V_yy, which implies the axial symmetry.

    From the picture: The axial symmetry follows from the picture because the charge distribution is symmetric in the xy-plane. This implies the axial symmetry as well.

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