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Title: Building the Latitude Equation of the Mid-longitude
Authors: Wei-Kuo Tseng;Hsuan-Shih Lee
Contributors: NTOU:Department of Merchant Marine
國立臺灣海洋大學:商船學系
Keywords: Great Circle Sailing;Mid-Longitude Equation
Date: 2007-01
Issue Date: 2011-10-20T08:32:26Z
Publisher: Journal of Navigation
Abstract: Abstract:We were amused by the Cross Track Distance at Mid-Longitude problem posed by Paul Hickley in The Journal of Navigation 57, 320. Two professors, John Ponsonby and Peter Hoare, replied to the invitations immediately. Both their solutions to the original article give superb accuracy. The two solutions are certainly ingenious and creative and encouraged us to develop new formula for building the Mid-Longitude Equation on great circle. Regrettably, the original author doesn’t think that the two were the solution that ATPL examiners were looking for. I also think that the two solutions would be beyond the capacity of the average undergraduate. Our method gives a good understanding logically and easily to be mnemonic, and the derivation process is found without any need to appeal to any formula of spherical trigonometry.
Relation: 60(1), pp.164-170
URI: http://ntour.ntou.edu.tw/handle/987654321/25782
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