Understanding Mathematics for Aircraft Navigation by James Wolper
(Understanding Aviation)

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Synopsis

*Explains the mathematics essential to flight, teaching basic principles and reasoning

*Provides an understanding that allows pilots to utilize new technologies

*Examines techniques of GPS (Global Positioning System), and other navigation forms, including calculations of distance and bearings

*Covers chart construction, magnetic compasses, mental calculations, long-range flight planning
 

About James Wolper

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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.
 
Published May 23, 2001 by McGraw-Hill Professional. 260 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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