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Master of Science (MS)
Mathematics and Statistics
The earth's gravity field G * at a point P in the region surrounding the earth's surface is defined as the force acting on a unit mass concentrated at P. This is a force resulting from two components: (1) G1 due to the gravitational attraction of the earth's mass, and (2) G2 due to the earth's rotation.
Hamilton, M. Spencer Jr., "A Determination of the Earth's Gravity Field in Spheroidal Coordinates" (1961). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 6798.