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A new approach is proposed to reduce the memory requirements of the multilevel fast multipole algorithm (MLFMA) when applied to the higher order Galerkin's method. This approach represents higher order basis functions by a set of point sources such that a matrix-vector multiply is equivalent to calculating the fields at a number of points from given current sources at these points. The MLFMA is then applied to calculate the point-to-point interactions. This permits the use of more levels in MLFMA than applying MLFMA to basis-to-basis interactions directly and, thus, reduces the memory requirements significantly.