By Laurie Tetley I.Eng F.I.E.I.E., David Calcutt
Maritime navigation has quickly built because the book of the final variation of the name with tools of worldwide place solving for delivery changing into standardized. As within the past variations, this variation will offer a valid foundation for the certainty of contemporary navigation platforms and brings the coed or specialist updated with the most recent advancements in expertise and the transforming into standardization of maritime navigation techniques.Developed with shut scrutiny from the U.S. service provider Marine Academy and the main maritime navigation centres within the united kingdom, out-dated concepts were changed via an improved part at the now ordinary Navstar GPS structures and the built-in Nav. furthermore, a brand new bankruptcy at the software of digital charts can be integrated, in addition to difficulties on the finish of every bankruptcy with labored solutions.Thoroughly revised and up-dated to comply to stricter education standards mandated through the STCW-95 amendments.Expanded part on Navstar GPS structures, the now typical international place solving technique.Up-dated and elevated part on built-in navigation.
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Electronic Navigation Systems by Laurie Tetley I.Eng F.I.E.I.E., David Calcutt