Where on Earth am I? The Global Positioning System
Author: Cornwall M.G.
Source: Physics Education, Volume 35, Number 4, 2000 , pp. 232-239(8)
Publisher: IOP Publishing
With a hand-held GPS device it is now possible to make use of the US military's network of satellites to locate one's position on the Earth to within a few metres. The theory behing this involves a little geometry, some electronics and precision timing.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Publication date: 2000-01-01