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The Mathematics of the Longitude Wong Lee Nah
 

Summary: The Mathematics of the Longitude
Wong Lee Nah
An academic exercise presented in partial fulfilment for the degree of Bachelor of
Science with Honours in Mathematics.
Supervisor : Associate Professor Helmer Aslaksen
Department of Mathematics
National University of Singapore
2000/2001
Contents
Acknowledgements...................................................................................................i
Summary ................................................................................................................. ii
Statement of Author's Contributions.......................................................................iv
Chapter 1 Introduction ......................................................................................1
Chapter 2 Terrestrial, Celestial and Horizon Coordinate Systems ...................3
2.1 Terrestrial Coordinate System....................................................3
2.2 The Celestial Sphere...................................................................5
2.3 Other Reference Markers on the Celestial Sphere .....................6
2.4 The Celestial Coordinate System ...............................................7
2.5 Geographical Position of a Celestial Body.................................8
2.6 Horizon Coordinate System .....................................................10

  

Source: Aslaksen, Helmer - Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore

 

Collections: Mathematics