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    Re: Classification of the methods for clearing the Lunar Distances
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2003 Apr 9, 18:22 -0400

    Herbert,
    
    I believe the "short" vs "rigorous" solutions to which Jan refers are
    based on whether the relevant equations are solved explicitly rather
    than by some approximation to the solution, such as substitution of the
    first term of a Taylor series for a sine function.  In this sense,
    couldn't St. Hilaire's method be either short or rigorous depending on
    how one determines Hc?
    
    Regarding Jan's classes, I wonder whether a two-level classification
    could be used, where one level is short versus rigorous, and the second
    level is the method of solution, by machine or table, perhaps with
    tables further divided into inspection tables versus more fundamental
    tables of functions, such as log and sine.
    
    Fred
    
    
    

       
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