Accession Number : ADA282212

Title :   The Differential Geodesy of the Spherical Representation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES DEPT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Zund, J. D.

Report Date : 13 MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : This report contains a detailed exposition of the theory of the spherical representation of surfaces in Gaussian differential geometry and its application in differential geodesy. The theory is developed in a new unified approach which is then applicable to the Marussi-Hotline theory of differential geodesy. Our presentation is logically a completion and continuation of the sketch of the theory given in Chapter 11 of Martin Hotine's Mathematical Geodesy (U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., 1969).

Descriptors :   *GEODESY, SURFACES, DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY, TWO DIMENSIONAL, CURVES(GEOMETRY), EQUATIONS, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS).

Subject Categories : Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE