UFOs are reported as being either oblate (saucer-shaped) or prolate (cigar-shaped) spheroids.
and putting a=b, Maclaurin's solution is obtained of If 1 - =o or 8 3 =1" in addition, we obtain the solution of Jacobi's the rotating spheroid.
Legendre was also the author of a memoir upon triangles drawn upon a spheroid.
oblate spheroid with a polar diameter some 10% smaller than that at the equator.
prolate spheroid, and the difference between it and a sphere is quite obvious visually.
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