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Global Positioning System: The Mathematics of GPS Receivers
by Richard B. Thompson (University of Arizona)This article originally appeared in:
Subject classification(s): Mathematical Physics | Applied Mathematics | Equations | Algebra | Algebra and Number Theory
Applicable Course(s): 4.18 Applied Math (Math Modeling)
This article is part of the Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 Collection. The author gives a clear two dimensional example to explain the procedure used to determine global positions using satellites and a GPS receiver.
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