The book may be treated as a textbook for a first course in seakeeping.
Its aim is to help the reader in understanding the basic principles and
to demonstrate the applicability of the methods outlined in the text,
since I am strongly in the opinion that any treatise on an engineering
discipline should consider its primary goal to be oriented toward
numerical results. However, after the fundamentals have been grasped in
this way, one can proceed to study the recent advanced developments for
the purpose of obtaining more scientific solutions to actual problems.