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Longitude & Latitude | Week 2 & 3

Performance Objectives

  • Angular difference
  • Calculating distance along great circle
  • Calculate distance along parallels of latitudes
  • Longitude and time


By the end of this topic the student should be able to:

  1. Describe the earth as a sphere 
  2. Identify using sketch globe or real globe the following
  • North and south poles
  • Longitude and latitude
  • Meridian and equator
  • Parallel of latitude
  • Radius of parallel of latitude
  • Radius of the earth
  1. Recall, write/state the formula and solve problems on arc length of a curve
  2. Solve problems on longitude and latitude involving calculations of Distance between two points on the earth, time variation, and nautical rules
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