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Mathematics of map projections

: Richard Baur
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A simple procedure to calculate the metric coefficients of a surface parametrized by theta and phi (since we will be dealing with the sphere) is presented here. A small bit of area on a surface is approximated by the parallelogram spanned by tangent vectors. Finally, a procedure is included to calculate the Gauss curvature of a surface directly from metric coefficients

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Publish Date: June 18, 2001
Created In: Maple V
Language: English

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