Handbook of mathematical geodesy-functional analytic and potential theoretic methods
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The Handbook of Mathematical Geodesy belongs to the Series ‘Geosystems Mathematics’ with the Series editors W. Freeden and M. Z. Nashed. It deals with understanding the system Earth and is driven by the public concern about the future of our planet, its climate and its environment. ‘Geosystems Mathematics’ tries to advance the cooperation between mathematics and geo-disciplines.
The Handbook of Mathematical Geodesy starts with an Introduction by W. Freeden and then presents fifteen different contributions, which will be put forward in the following.
W. Freeden begins his introduction with F. R. Helmerts famous definition that geodesy is the science that deals with the measurement and the modeling of the Earth, including its gravity field. W. Freeden states that the goal of the Handbook of Mathematical Geodesy is twofold: to make the mathematicians aware of the tools, which geodesists are using for analyzing their measurements at the surface of the Earth or in space, and make the...