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Title

Transformation From Geocentric To Geodetic Coordinates Using Newtons Iteration

Authors

Authors

K. C. Lin;J. Wang

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Bull. Geod.

Keywords

Geochemistry & Geophysics

Abstract

A new procedure for the transformation from geocentric to geodetic coordinates is introduced and analyzed. This new procedure which contains only one trigonometric function uses the Newton's iteration to solve the root of a non-linear equation. Compared with the well-known Bowring's iterative algorithm which uses a number of trigonometric functions, the new procedure is more efficient in computation. Numeric examples are used to test the two algorithms and the results show that the new procedure converges just as well as Bowring's algorithm but requires less time for completion.

Journal Title

Bulletin Geodesique

Volume

69

Issue/Number

4

Publication Date

1-1-1995

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

300

Last Page

303

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1995RU09800011

ISSN

0007-4632

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