Text-Book on Geodesy and Least Squares prepared for the Use of Civil Engineering Students

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    SUCH a treatise offers little scope for originality of treatment or of design. The problems connected with triangulation, or with measurement, or with levelling have been considered too frequently and too minutely by experts to permit the introduction of novelty. Similarly in the application of the results of measurement to the discussion of the figure of the earth, the author must follow beaten paths and occupy ground that has been thoroughly surveyed. His opportunity for exhibiting independence lies rather in the judicious selection of materials, and particularly in determining what should be omitted, that is to say, in considering the requirements of those for whom he is writing. Prof. Crandall is addressing himself primarily to students of Cornell University, and presumably to those who are beginning the study of the subject and not to professional men engaged in actual work.

    Text-Book on Geodesy and Least Squares prepared for the Use of Civil Engineering Students.

    By Prof. Charles L. Crandall. Pp. x+329. (New York: John Wiley and Sons; London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1907.) Price 12s. 6d. net.

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    Text-Book on Geodesy and Least Squares prepared for the Use of Civil Engineering Students . Nature 75, 339–340 (1907). https://doi.org/10.1038/075339a0

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