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Traité de Géodésie

Naturevolume 134page757 (1934) | Download Citation



VOL. 1 of this important treatise opens with a succinct historical account as to attempts made to determine the figure of the earth, and goes on to detail the mathematical formulae on which the more elementary part of the work is based. Methods of calculation of geodetic co-ordinates and of the commoner map pro jections used in large-scale survey maps are set out in detail. Under the former heading, Roussilhe's method of calculating co-ordinates, developed in recent years, is fully set out, but the Bonne projection, important in France, is but briefly dealt with.

Traité de Géodésie.

Par Capt. P. Tardi. Fasc. 1: Généralités sur la géodésie, géodésie mathématique, triangulations. Fasc. 2: Astronomie géodésique de position, géodésie dynamique, la figure de la terre. Pp. xxx + 422. 80 francs. Pp. xi + 425–732. 70 francs. (Paris: Gauthier-Villars et Cie, 1934.)

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