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    Re: Dozier Formula
    From: Michael Wescott
    Date: 2001 Nov 19, 2:46 PM

    > The normal Dozier formula is:
    >         tan Zn = sin LHA / cos LHA * sin L - cos L * sin d
    >
    > Rewritten as because of the result coming out 180 degrees off and of using
    > the Polar-to-rectangular function:
    >         tan(Zn - 180) = sin LHA / cos LHA * sin L - cos L * tan d
    >
    > Then *using invented notation* rewritten again as:
    >         Zn = 180 + R->P (sin LHA * cos d, cos LHA * cos d * sin L - cos L * tan d
    >
    > Now can someone explain what the COMMA after the first cos d stands for?
    
    R->P (presumably rectangular to polar) is a function that takes 2 inputs.
    The comma separates those two inputs.
    --
            Mike Wescott
            Wescott_Mike{at}EMC.COM
    

       
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