## Treatise on Attractions, Laplace's Functions and the Figure of the Earth |

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amplitude angle attracted particle attracted point attracting mass axes axis calculation Cape Comorin centre centrifugal force Clairaut's Theorem co-ordinates coefficient compartments cos 2m cos2 crust Damargida deduced deflection depth distance dr d0 earth earth's mass element ellipsoid ellipticity equal equilibrium expanded find the attraction fluid mass fluid theory formula frustum geodesy gravity height Hence Himmalayas homogeneous hypothesis integration Kaliana Laplace's Equation Laplace's Functions last Article latitude law of attraction law of density length mean density mean ellipse mean figure measured Mechanical Philosophy meniscus meridian miles moon nearly spherical observed obtained ocean Ordnance Survey parallel pendulum pendulum experiments plane plumb-line pole precession prism Prop quantities ratio result semi-axes series of Laplace's sin2 solid sphere spherical shell spheroid square station strata stratum substituted suppose thickness whole mass zero