Accession Number : AD0659303

Title :   DERIVATIONS OF EXPRESSIONS DESCRIBING THE GRAVITATIONAL FIELD OF THE EARTH.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : DeWitt,R. N.

Report Date : NOV 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Derivation are presented of formulas, which describe the gravitational potential of the earth as a sum of solid harmonics. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SATELLITES(ARTIFICIAL), *ORBITS), (*EARTH(PLANET), *GEOMAGNETISM), ACCELERATION, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, POTENTIAL THEORY, SPECIAL FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICAL), PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, PERTURBATION THEORY, GRAVITY

Subject Categories : Geomagnetism
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE