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Newton\'s equation of motion in the gravitational field of an oblate earth

D D Bakwa
Y Y Jabil


In this paper, we derived Newton's equation of motion for a satellite in the gravitational scalar field of a uniformly rotating, oblate spheriodal Earth using spheriodal coordinates. The resulting equation is solved for the corresponding precession and the result compared with similar ones.

JONAMP Vol. 11 2007: pp. 279-286

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