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Longitude Essay The Parliament was forced to find the solution to the troublesome longitude problem. William Whiston and Humphrey were mathematicians and friends who made a petition signed by “Captains of Her Majesty’s Ships‚ Merchant-Men” This piece of parchment demanded that the government pay attention to the longitude problem. A Parliamentary committee assembled to respond to its challenge in June of 1714. The committee sought out advice from Sir Isaac Newton. They established the Longitude

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_____________Tiffany Caufield_____________ Section __________________ EXERCISE 2 PROBLEMS/SOLUTIONS—PART I 1. Using a globe‚ determine the latitude and longitude (to the nearest degree) of the following cities. Be sure to indicate if the location is north or south latitude‚ and east or west longitude. City Latitude Longitude (a) 42 N 88 W (b) Tokyo‚ Japan 36 N 140 E (c) Sydney‚ Australia 34 S 151 E (d) Singapore 1N 104 E (e) 2. Chicago

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equator‚ the imaginary line which divides our planet into the northern and southern hemispheres. 90° north is the North Pole and 90° south is the South Pole. Longitude The vertical longitude lines are also known as meridians. They converge at the poles and are widest at the equator (about 69 miles or 111 km apart). Zero degrees longitude is located at Greenwich‚ England (0°). The degrees continue 180° east and 180° west where they meet and form the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean

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used to measure longitude (Lesson 02.01) (use the first resource in this lesson to help you) • Be able to list and describe the 2 main tools used to measure longitude in early navigation Sextant- it had a telescope and an index mirror‚ but was very time consuming Chronometers Current Navigation Tools (Lesson 02.01) • What tool do we currently use to determine location (latitude and longitude)? Maps‚ or GPS Longitude and Latitude (Lesson 02.01) • Know the ways that longitude and latitude

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for every 15° of longitude. Therefore‚ if we know the local times at two points on Earth‚ we can use the difference between them to calculate how far apart those places are in longitude‚ east or west. This idea was very important to sailors and navigators in the 17th century. They could measure the local time‚ wherever they were‚ by observing the Sun‚ but navigation required that they also know the time at some reference point‚ e.g. Greenwich ‚ in order to calculate their longitude. Although accurate

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► USE THE “A Printable Latitude & Longitude Map of the World” TO ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-5. As well as the rest of the Power Point. 1. List the seven large landmasses known as continents. 1.___North America___ 2.___South America____ 3._____Asia_______ 2. The Prime_ Meridian_ is the line of longitude that divides the Eastern Hemisphere from the Western Hemisphere. 3. Which two continents lie completely in the Southern Hemisphere? _____Australia and Antarctica__

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The longitude against which Indian Standard time is set passes through Allahabad‚ India. British India did not adopt the international standard time zones until 1905 when the meridian passing through Allahabad at 82.5º east (of Greenwich Meridian) longitude was picked as the central meridian for India‚ corresponding to a single time zone for the country at 5 hours and 30 minutes in advance of GMT. This went into force on January 1‚ 1906. However‚ Calcutta time was officially maintained as a separate

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commerce‚ surveillance and tracking. This project presents a small application based on Global Positioning System. It depicts the use of GPS module/receiver to find latitude and longitude of its location. The data obtained from GPS receiver (GPGGA sentence) is processed by the microcontroller to extract its latitude and longitude values. The GPS Module has been interfaced with AT89C51 and the location values are displayed on a 16x2 LCD interface. Description How to interface GPS with 8051 Microcontroller

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Air Navigation - The Pilot/Navigator All air navigation involves basic principles that apply to all aeroplanes‚ from the simplest trainer to the most sophisticated passenger jets. These basic principles are discussed in this manual. Since The Air Pilot’s Manual is a training programme for the Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL)‚ we will concentrate on accurate navigation of a light aircraft‚ flown by a single pilot‚ in visual conditions. PPL holders‚ when flying cross-country‚ act as pilot‚ navigator

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Site Coordinates: (Degrees Decimals) Longitude E: Latitude N: Site Owned by: Approved by: ________________ Final Transmission Plan TXN Path (BTS-BSC) LL status (If Required) LL Collocation status (If Required) Mw Antenna Size(m) LOS Report LOS Name [A—B] IDHM01--IGTR05 LOS Request Date LOS Date LOS Request By LOS Report By Signature Signature Site A Site B Name Address A Latitude Degrees Decimals A Longitude Degrees Decimals A Site Elevation(m)

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