Flattening
The flattening of a
Spheroid
(also called
Oblateness
) is denoted
or
. It is defined as
where
is the polar
Radius
and
is the equatorial
Radius
.
See also
Eccentricity
,
Ellipsoid
,
Oblate Spheroid
,
Prolate Spheroid
,
Spheroid
© 1996-9
Eric W. Weisstein
1999-05-26