AN INTERESTING PROBLEM IN SPHERICAL TRIGONOMETRY


OZTAN O., OZERMAN U. , KIZILSU Z.

JOURNAL OF NAVIGATION, cilt.47, sa.1, ss.111-114, 1994 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1994
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1017/s0373463300011218
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NAVIGATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.111-114

Özet

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.