Theory of Satellite Geodesy

Applications of Satellites to Geodesy
Author(s): William M. Kaula
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Dec 11, 2012
Product Number: EB00795655
Released: Dec 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780486152219
Publisher: Dover Publications
Please log in to view pricing


The main purpose of this classic text is to demonstrate how Newtonian gravitational theory and Euclidean geometry can be used and developed in the earth's environment. The second is to collect and explain some of the mathematical techniques developed for measuring the earth by satellite. Book chapters include discussions of the earth's gravitational field, with special emphasis on spherical harmonies and the potential of the ellipsoid; matrices and orbital geometry; elliptic motion, linear perturbations, resonance, and other aspects of satellite orbit dynamics; the geometry of satellite observations, including time and precise definition of coordinates, and observability conditions; and statistical implications and date analysis. The completion of a first-year course in physics and a first-year course in calculus is assumed.

Sign up for our email newsletter