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Understanding Mathematics for Aircraft Navigation

ISBN-10: 0071375724

ISBN-13: 9780071375726

Edition: 2001

Authors: James Samuel Wolper

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List price: $47.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 6/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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 been supported by NASA and by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research.An airline transport-rated pilot and flight Instructor with single engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings, he has more than 2900 hours of flight experience, including aerial fire suppression, air ambulance flights, and over 800 hours as a flight instructor for primary and advanced students.He is the author of numerous technical articles and reviews, but this is his first book.

Introduction
The Shape of the Earth
Vectors and Spheres
Navigating by the Stars
Making Your Own Stars: GPS
Navigation in Airplanes
Navigation Planning
A Guide to Further Reading
Appendix: The Navigational Stars
References