Trigonometry and Navigation
Date: 29 Mar 1995 00:55:09 -0500 From: Ron Francis Subject: Using Trig and Navigation Hello, I am a Soph. at Campolindo High here in Moraga CA. I have a research project to write about the uses of Trig in the field of Navigation. I've tried various Yahoo searches on the net and not come up with anything useful. Do you have any insight or direction to point me in? Thanks, Corrie Francis
Date: 29 Mar 1995 13:52:41 -0500 From: Dr. Ken Subject: Re: Using Trig and Navigation Hello there! Well, I've found a couple of books that might be useful to you: AUTHOR Young, J. R. (John Radford), 1799-1885. TITLE Elements of plane and sphereical trigonometry : with its applications to the principles of navigation and nautical astronomy; with logarithmic and trigonometrical tables / By J.R. Young ... To which are added some original researches in spherical geometry; by T. S. Davies .. EDITION Rev. and cor. by J. D. Williams .. PUBLISHER Philedelphia : Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1838. DESCRIPT 148 p. : diagrs. ; 23 cm. SUBJECT Navigation. Nautical astronomy. Geometry, Spherical. SUBJECT Navigation. Nautical astronomy. Geometry, Spherical. Trigonometry. NOTE New edition. AUTHOR Rider, Paul Reece, 1888- TITLE Navigational trigonometry / by Paul R. Rider ... and Charles A. Hutchinson. PUBLISHER New York, The Macmillan company, 1943. DESCRIPT ix, p. 1 l., 232 p. diagrs. 22 cm. SUBJECT Spherical trigonometry. Navigation. NOTE "Answers to odd-numbered exercises": p. 223-227. "A revision and extension of Part of Rider's Plane and spherical trigonometry."--Pref. ALT. ENTRY Rider, Paul Reece, 1888- Plane and spherical trigonometry. Hutchinson, Charles Angevine, 1897- joint author. AUTHOR Abel, Thomas. TITLE Subtensial plain trigonometry, [microform] : wrought with a sliding-rule, with Gunter's lines: and also arithmetically, in a very concise manner. And this method applied to navigation, and surveying. : To which is added, I. Mensuration of masons work. II. A solution of rota, or Aristotle's wheel. III. A brief discourse upon gravity. / By Thomas Abel, of Bourn in Lincolnshire, Old England. PUBLISHER Philadelphia: : Printed and sold for the author, by Andrew Steuart,, 1761. DESCRIPT , 86,  p., 7 leaves of plates : ill., ; 16 cm. (8vo) SUBJECT Plane trigonometry. Slide-rule. Navigation. Surveying. Gravitation. SERIES Early American imprints. First series ; no. 8777. NOTE Signatures: pi2 A-L4 (L4 blank) Errors in paging: p. 25, 28, 29, and 32 misnumbered 17, 20, 21, and 24. Errata statement, p. , 1st count. REFERENCE Evans 8777. Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 1709. NOTE Microopaque. Worcester, Mass. : American Antiquarian Society, 1955-1983. 23 x 15 cm. (Early American imprints. First series; no. 8777) ALT. ENTRY Gunter, Edmund, 1581-1626. I'm not sure what these books will have to offer, as it looks like they're really old. There was nothing newer to be found, though. I hope these can help you. -Ken "Dr." Math
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