A simple equation to determine the distance on a meridian is developed using complex numbers. Very great accuracy is obtainable. Inverse and other forms are also presented.
KeywordsImaginary Part Polar Conversion N291 Sin40 Excess Error Minor Semiaxes
- a, b
major, minor semiaxes of meridian ellipse
- E1, E2
errors. See (3) and (16)
- F, G, H
meridional distance from the equator
- x, y
Cartesian or complex number components
- r, a
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- New Geodetic Tables for Clarke's Figure of 1880 with Transformations to Madrid 1924 and Other Figures. R.G.S. Technical Series No. 4. London 1927. p.x.Google Scholar