The Expansion of the Distance Between Two Arbitrary Gravitating Points as Applied to Specific Models of Celestial Bodies
Author: Baranov, A. S.
Source: Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Volume 87, Number 3, November 2003 , pp. 241-256(16)
Abstract:For the complete system of biharmonic functions a suitable representation in spheroidal coordinates is found. It is used for expanding the distance between two arbitrary gravitating points and its inverse quantity in appropriate series. Such expansions can be of interest and useful in a number of problems of celestial mechanics and stellar dynamics.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Central Astronomical Observatory at Pulkovo, 65/1, Pulkovskoe Shosse, 196140, St. Petersburg, Russia
Publication date: November 2003