AN INTERESTING PROBLEM IN SPHERICAL TRIGONOMETRY


OZTAN O., OZERMAN U. , KIZILSU Z.

JOURNAL OF NAVIGATION, vol.47, no.1, pp.111-114, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0373463300011218
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NAVIGATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-114

Abstract

This paper provides an example of the versatility of mathematics and how it can be applied to the formulation of navigation methods which are more elegant and efficient than those traditionally used. For example, there is little use currently made of the calculus or the techniques of differential geometry. A difficulty in applying general mathematical methods is the inconsistency of navigation coordinate systems, which could usefully be changed so that longitude and GHA, for instance, could be measured eastwards in the range 0-degrees-360-degrees.