Gravity potential and its component of centrifugal force inside the ellipsoidal planet

1Fys, MM, 1Zazuliak, PM, 1Sohor, AR
1Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine
Space Sci. & Technol. 2022, 28 ;(4):71-77
Publication Language: Ukrainian
A method for determining the gravitational potential of a celestial body whose surface is a sphere or ellipsoid with an abrupt mass distribution function is proposed. For these cases, the formulas for determining the internal potential and gravity are obtained. The calculations performed according to these formulas make it possible to analyze the contribution of the ellipticity of the planet to the value of its internal potential and compare it with the magnitude of the centrifugal force for the planets of the Earth group (Earth, Mars, Venus) and the Moon.
Keywords: centrifugal force, ellipsoid, gravity, potential, the concept of gravitational disks

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