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Celestial mechanics

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 225–228 | Cite as

The gravitational potential due to uniform disks and rings

  • Harry Lass
  • Leon Blitzer
Article

Abstract

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

Keywords

Closed Form Gravitational Potential Elliptic Integral Complete Elliptic Integral Uniform Disk 
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References

  1. Byrd, P. F. and Friedman, M. D.: 1971,Handbook of Elliptic Integrals for Engineers and Scientists, 2nd ed., Springer-Verlag.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© D. Reidel Publishing Co. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry Lass
    • 1
  • Leon Blitzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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