Geocentric latitude


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Related to Geocentric latitude: geodetic latitude, reduced latitude
of place) the angle included between the radius of the earth through the place and the plane of the equator, in distinction from geographic latitude. It is a little less than the geographic latitude.

See also: Geocentric

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Let the spherical coordinates for an exterior field-point be (r, [phi], [lambda]), where r is the geocentric radial distance, [phi] is the azimuthal angle, and [lambda] is the geocentric latitude.
1), but with vertices A and B at the same geocentric latitude of [[phi].