*Tesseroids* is a collection of command-line programs for modeling the
gravitational potential, acceleration, and gradient tensor. Tesseroids supports
models and computation grids in Cartesian and spherical coordinates.

The geometric element used in the modeling processes is a spherical prism, also called a tesseroid. Tesseroids also contains programs for modeling using right rectangular prisms, both in Cartesian and spherical coordinates.

I started working on *Tesseroids* in 2008 for my
Bachelor's degree thesis.
Since then, the software has been through many revisions.

The paper "Tesseroids: forward modeling gravitational fields in spherical coordinates" describes the algorithms behind version 1.2.0 of the software. This paper became a chapter of my PhD thesis.

The following presentations are about the software and algorithms involved:

- 2016: My PhD thesis defense
- 2011: Optimal forward calculation method of the Marussi tensor due to a geologic structure at GOCE height
- 2010: Computation of the gravity gradient tensor due to topographic masses using tesseroids

Uieda, L., V. Barbosa, and C. Braitenberg (2016), Tesseroids: Forward-modeling gravitational fields in spherical coordinates, GEOPHYSICS, F41–F48, doi:10.1190/geo2015-0204.1.