Understanding Mathematics for Aircraft Navigation

Paperback | June 13, 2001

byJames Wolper

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*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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*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...

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THE BOOK THAT SOLVES THE MYSTERIES OF NAVIGATIONNavigating is easier and safer when you truly understand how it works. This enjoyably readable, in-the-cockpit guide helps you build that base of understanding, without pain. Written by flight instructor/mathematician/computer expert/teacher James S. Wolper, Understanding Mathematics for ...

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 bee...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 9.3 × 7.5 × 0.75 inPublished:June 13, 2001Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071375724

ISBN - 13:9780071375726

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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.