Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    Re: Physics degrees and navigation
    From: Hanno Ix
    Date: 2010 Feb 15, 12:38 -0800
    EE, Numerical Math, Statistics.
    All from Stuttgart, Germany
    27 yrs with Hp.


    From: jean-philippe planas <jeanphilippeplanas@yahoo.com>
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Sent: Mon, February 15, 2010 11:30:17 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Physics degrees and navigation

    I have been a mechanical/aerospace engineer (with math/physics background) for 29 years.

    --- On Sun, 2/14/10, Frank Reed <FrankReed@HistoricalAtlas.com> wrote:

    From: Frank Reed <FrankReed@HistoricalAtlas.com>
    Subject: [NavList] Physics degrees and navigation
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Sunday, February 14, 2010, 9:09 PM

    I'm taking a poll:
    How many NavList members have degrees in physics or astrophysics?

    I think it's a significant fraction of our active members. There's me, of course. Also, I believe that the following people have all said that they have physics degrees of one sort or another: George Huxtable, John Karl, John Huth, Peter Hakel, Geoffrey Kolbe. How many others? I'm just curious --you won't be put on any list ;-). I suspect that people who have studied physics are a sort of "natural audience" for the mathematical aspects of celestial navigation and positional astronomy.

    While I'm thinking demographics, I remember Luis Soltero during his presentation at Mystic Seaport back in 2006 mentioned that he had the strange feeling that a lot of his customers for his celestial navigation software were dentists (!). Do we have any dentists on NavList??


    NavList message boards and member settings: www.fer3.com/NavList
    Members may optionally receive posts by email.
    To cancel email delivery, send a message to NoMail[at]fer3.com

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site