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dtonnofer (12) [Avatar] Offline
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Sidebar on p. 90: Oblate --> Oblong
We read:

"Spheroids are a subclass of ellipsoids where a = b. A spheroid where c (polar axis) > a (equatorial axis) is called an oblate spheroid."

This should evidently be "oblong spheroid"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblate_spheroid