The Gravitational Field of Three Dimensional Galaxies
Abstract
The simplest method of calculating gravitational fields is to use a set of biorthogonal pairs of masspotential functions. A suitable set of functions for three dimensional mass distributions is derived which uses ultraspherical polynomials. Algorithms for computing the gravitational field are discussed which attempt to maximise computational efficiency.
 Publication:

Astrophysics and Space Science
 Pub Date:
 July 1973
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00647652
 Bibcode:
 1973Ap&SS..23...55C