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One Hundred Problems in Celestial Navigation epub

by Leonard Gray


One Hundred Problems in Celestial Navigation epub

ISBN: 0939837145

ISBN13: 978-0939837144

Author: Leonard Gray

Category: Other

Language: English

Publisher: Paradise Cay Pubns (December 1992)

Pages: 160 pages

ePUB book: 1280 kb

FB2 book: 1260 kb

Rating: 4.9

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. I am in the process of teaching myself Celestial Navigation. I bought this book to help my learning process by having problems with answers to work through.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. And therein lies the problem. I applaud Mr. Gray's approach to set up realistice navigation problems. However, only THE ANSWER is given.

100 Problems is a self-contained book of realistic celestial navigation problems, including excerpts of all the necessary Nautical Almanac pages and . One Hundred Problems in Celestial Navigation.

100 Problems is a self-contained book of realistic celestial navigation problems, including excerpts of all the necessary Nautical Almanac pages and sight-reduction table, with answers and explanations. All of the regularly encountered navigation situations are covered, as well as those that are used only occasionally and whose routines may have been forgotten, such as the backsight, shooting an unknown body, finding Venus in daylight and storm avoidance.

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100 Problems in Celestial. has been added to your Cart. Flip to back Flip to front. This is a great book if you want to practice the technique of "sight reduction" (calculating your position based on the altitudes of heavenly bodies) without having to do sextant sights of your own. The book is entirely self-contained; meaning you won't need any additional material aside from a pencil, ruler/protractor, calculator and/or scratch paper. Different types of problems are presented in scenario format, including Sun, Moon and Star sights, "running fixes", noon sights, etc.

by Leonard Gray Traditional navigation with sextant, an almanac, and a book of tables is still thriving, even with the availability of accurate .

by Leonard Gray Traditional navigation with sextant, an almanac, and a book of tables is still thriving, even with the availability of accurate, cheap GPS receivers. Batteries sometimes go dead, and electronic devices fail, especially in salt air. Also, it can be satisfying, and fun to work out, position and plot it, all on your own, but getting good at it requires some practice. 100 Problems is a self-contained book of realistic celestial navigation problems, including excerpts of all the necessary Nautical Almanac pages and sight-reduction table, with answers and explanations.

Of course it retains the same unprecedented clear and accurate explanation of CN mysteries, such as the role of the assumed position, and how positions and celestial LOPs can be plotted with no assumptions.

Both a challenge to mathematically inclined readers and a useful supplementary text for high school and college courses, One Hundred Problems in Elementary Mathematics presents an instructive, stimulating collection of problems. Many problems address such matters as numbers, equations, inequalities, points, polygons, circles, ellipses, space, polyhedra, and spheres. An equal number deal with more amusing or more practical subjects, such as a picnic ham, blood groups, rooks on a chessboard, and the doings of the ingenious Dr. Abracadabrus. Are the problems in this book really elementary?

Traditional navigation with a sextant, an almanac, and a book of tables is still thriving, even with the availability of accurate, cheap GPS receivers. Batteries sometimes go dead, and electronic devices fail, especially in salt air. Also, it can be satisfying, and fun, to work out a position and plot it, all on your own - but getting good at it requires some practice.

100 Problems is a self-contained book of realistic celestial navigation problems, including excerpts of all the necessary Nautical Almanac pages and sight-reduction table, with answers and explanations. All of the regularly encountered navigation situations are covered, as well as those that are used only occasionally and whose routines may have been forgotten, such as the backsight, shooting an unknown body, finding Venus in daylight and storm avoidance. Procedures for all the needed methods are outlined in an appendix, for review and for reference, and a sight-reduction form is included. It may be photocopied, for non-commercial use.

In the problems, emphasis is on actual conditions at sea, so sometimes sights are poor or planned-for bodies are not visible. Errors are made - and an occasional blunder - as in real life.