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Geometry of Navigation
     

Geometry of Navigation

by Roy Williams
 

Many problems in navigation which, because of the true shape of the Earth, seemed numerically and algebraically impractical, can now be resolved by computers. Nevertheless, traditional methods provide important back-up, for which geometry is invaluable. This book offers a treatment of the Earth as an ellipsoid of revolution, pictured as a sphere, as has served

Overview

Many problems in navigation which, because of the true shape of the Earth, seemed numerically and algebraically impractical, can now be resolved by computers. Nevertheless, traditional methods provide important back-up, for which geometry is invaluable. This book offers a treatment of the Earth as an ellipsoid of revolution, pictured as a sphere, as has served navigators for centuries and applies to surface navigation and also to the surfaces of planets. It also includes methods for fixing a position by astronomical observation, as well as from the tracking of the angular co-ordinates of an astronomical body.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781898563464
Publisher:
Woodhead Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Pages:
140

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Currently the head coach of the UNC Tar Heels Men’s Basketball team, Roy Williams has won two NCAA Championships with the Tar Heels and brought his teams (both UNC and Kansas) to seven Final Fours. Inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2007, he ranks first in the country in winning percentages among active coaches. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, he rose from Assistant Coach at UNC to Head Coach at Kansas, where he coached the Jayhawks for fifteen years before returning to North Carolina in 2004.

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