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Overview

*Explains the mathematics essential to flight, teaching basic principles and reasoning
*Provides an understanding that allows pilots to utilize new technologies
*Examines techniques of GPS (Global Positioning System), and other navigation forms, including calculations of distance and bearings
*Covers chart construction, magnetic compasses, mental calculations, long-range flight planning
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071375726
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/23/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

James S. Wolper is Professor of Mathematics at Idaho State University and a professional pilot and flight instructor. He is also on the computer science and environmental engineering faculties at ISU. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Brown University. His research has been supported by NASA and by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

An airline transport-rated pilot and flight Instructor with single engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings, he has more than 2900 hours of flight experience, including aerial fire suppression, air ambulance flights, and over 800 hours as a flight instructor for primary and advanced students.

He is the author of numerous technical articles and reviews, but this is his first book.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: The Shape of the Earth.

Chapter 2: Vectors and Spheres.

Chapter 3: Navigating by the Stars.

Chapter 4: Making Your Own Stars: GPS.

Chapter 5: Navigation in Airplanes.

Chapter 6: Navigation Planning.

Chapter 7: A Guide to Further Reading.
Appendix: The Navigational Stars.
References.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2007

    If you are interested in navigation, find another book...

    I recently purchased this book and was VERY disappointed. This book was written for those interested in mathematics...period. Despite the authors claims, this book has more to do with mathematics than it does navigation. Basic navigation systems such as the VOR receive minimal coverage at best. If you are interested in learning why the Earth is not exactly round, this book is for you. PLEASE...save your money.

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