Celestial mechanics

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 225-228

First online:

The gravitational potential due to uniform disks and rings

  • Harry LassAffiliated withJet Propulsion Laboratory
  • , Leon BlitzerAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Arizona

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