Accession Number : AD0776215

Title :   A Point Mass Approximation of Surface Density.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Perry,James C.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The coating method is applied to a finite harmonic series to yield a mass density distribution on a sphere. Point mass approximations to this distribution are computed for use as initial values for computations based upon a point mass field. A CDC 6700 program for computing the point mass values is described and listed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Potential theory, Integral equations, Geodesy, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE