Celestial mechanics

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 225–228

The gravitational potential due to uniform disks and rings


  • Harry Lass
    • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Leon Blitzer
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Arizona

DOI: 10.1007/BF01232189

Cite this article as:
Lass, H. & Blitzer, L. Celestial Mechanics (1983) 30: 225. doi:10.1007/BF01232189


The gravitational potential due to thin uniform disks and rings is obtained in closed form in terms of complete elliptic integrals.

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