Mathematical Foundation of Geodesy: Selected Papers of Torben Krarup / Edition 1

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This volume contains selected papers by Torben Krarup, one of the most important geodesists of the 20th century. The collection includes the famous booklet "A Contribution to the Mathematical Foundation of Physical Geodesy" from 1969, the unpublished "Molodenskij letters" from 1973, the final version of "Integrated Geodesy" from 1978, "Foundation of a Theory of Elasticity for Geodetic Networks" from 1974, as well as trend-setting papers on the theory of adjustment.

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"The papers were written in the period 1962-1998 and present a wide range of significant topics in the mathematical foundation of geodesy. … All the articles are mathematically well founded and scientifically relevant. The book will be of interest to mathematicians and geodesists as well as to students and historians." (Alexander Denisjuk, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2007 i)

"Torben Krarup is one of the most outstanding theoretical geodesists … of the last 50 years. … written many small informal papers which circulated among friends and exerted considerable influence, not only in the geodetic community, but also, e.g. on the well-known mathematician L. Hörmander … . The present book comprises most of such … informal papers. … It is a must to all people, working in physical geodesy, to read this book … ." (Helmut Moritz, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1162, 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642070327
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 0.87 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Kai Borre has been a professor of geodesy at Aalborg University since 1976. His professional interests are geodesy and satellite based positioning and navigation. He is the (co)author of seven textbooks and has published numerous scientific reviewed papers. He is also an editor of GPS Solutions. Dr. Borre is renowned for having written several hundred Matlab scripts for positioning. He is honorary doctor of the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.

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Table of Contents

Linear Equations.- The Adjustment Procedure in Tensor Form.- The Theory of Rounding Errors in the Adjustment by Elements of Geodetic Networks.- A Contribution to the Mathematical Foundation of Physical Geodesy.- A Remark on Approximation of T by Series in Spherical Harmonics.- On the Geometry of Adjustment.- Remarks to the Discussion Yesterday.- Letters on Molodenskiy’s Problem.- On the Spectrum of Geodetic Networks.- Mathematical Geodesy.- Foundation of a Theory of Elasticity for Geodetic Networks.- Integrated Geodesy.- On Potential Theory.- La Formule de Stokes Est-Elle Correcte?.- Some Remarks About Collocation.- Apropos Some Recent Papers by Willi Freeden on a Class of Integral Formulas in the Mathematical Geodesy.- S-Transformation or How to Live Without the Generalized Inverse—Almost.- Integrated Geodesy.- A Measure for Local Redundancy—A Contribution to the Reliability Theory for Geodetic Networks.- A Convergence Problem in Collocation Theory.- Non-Linear Adjustment and Curvature.- Mechanics of Adjustment.- Angelica Returning or The Importance of a Title.- Evaluation of Isotropic Covariance Functions of Torsion Balance Observations.- Contribution to the Geometry of the Helmert Transformation.- Letter on a Problem in Collocation Theory.- Approximation to The Earth Potential From Discrete Measurements.- An Old Procedure for Solving the Relative Orientation in Photogrammetry.

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