AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON SURVEYING AND NAVIGATION
|Author(s)||Arthur G. Robbins|
|Publisher||Leach, Shewell, and Sanborn|
|D O W N L O A D|
This quite brief but yet very interesting classic book on ship surveying and navigation was released more than a century ago with the intention of the author to provide students desiring to supplement their study of trigonometry with the reader-friendly course covering its application. The author did not try to cover all of the subjects fully. He rather made an excellent attempt to have his work as accurate as correct as possible.
We hope that the students who afterwards become a ship navigator or starts performing ship surveys will benefit from the content of this volume. Starting with the land surveys, i.e. measurement of lines, angles, areas and placing obstacles, the author then describes the working principle of compass, calculation of the areas and plotting. The transit is covered in a separate chapter including the plain and the engineer's transit, verniers angle measurements etc.
The part of the book devoted to ship navigation is dealing with the variation and deviation, log and knot. middle latitude sailing and in general provides all required information that the students as future navigators shall be aware of before they start sailing. Some supplementary information is also provides, such as the refraction tables used with the solar compass, and other.
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