The cases of greatest practical importance are those of a sphere (which is an ellipsoid with three equal axes) and an ovoid or **prolate** ellipsoid of revolution.

ZUy2BB0 Bll; reducing, when the liquid extends to infinity and B 3 =0, to = xA o' _ - zUy 2B o so that in the relative motion past the body, as when fixed in the current U parallel to xO, A 4)'=ZUx(I+Bo), 4)'= zUy2(I-B o) (6) Changing the origin from the centre to the focus of a **prolate** spheroid, then putting b 2 =pa, A = A'a, and proceeding to the limit where a = oo, we find for a paraboloid of revolution P B - p (7) B = 2p +A/' Bo p+A y2 i =p+A'- 2x, (8) p+?

The ellipsoid is the only shape for which a and (3 have so far been determined analytically, as shown already in § 44, so we must restrict our calculation to an egg-shaped bullet, bounded by a **prolate** ellipsoid of revolution, in which, with b =c, Ao= fo (a2 + X)V [4(a2+X)(b +X)2]-J0 2(a2 +X)3/2(b2+X), (13) Ao+2Bo = I, (t4) _ B 0 t - A 0 I a?I-A0' Q I - Bo I-{- A o I-?

(x2+3,2) If the ellipsoid is one of revolution round the major axis a (**prolate**) and of eccentricity e, then the above formula reduces to I I l og e (I +e) C - tae Whereas if it is an ellipsoid of revolution round the minor axis b (oblate), we have I sin - tae C2 - ae (9).

In the extreme case when e=1, the **prolate** ellipsoid becomes a long thin rod, and then the capacity is given by C 1 = a/log e 2a/b (io), which is identical with the formula (2) already obtained.

The name cycloid is now restricted to the curve described when the tracing-point is on the circumference of the circle; if the point is either within or without the circle the curves are generally termed trochoids, but they are also known as the **prolate** and curtate cycloids respectively.