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    Re: Rigorous v Approximate methods
    From: Herbert Prinz
    Date: 2002 Oct 15, 05:28 +0000

    Kieran Kelly wrote:
    
    > I am attempting to write a paper on historical navigation methods using
    > Lunar Distances and have come across numerous examples of sight reduction
    > using a rigorous method as outlined in both Norie and Raper. However they do
    > not say what is rigorous about the method and how it compares to the
    > approximate methods also mentioned in both texts.
    
    There is no rigorous definition for what a "rigorous method" is. For a first
    order approximation see Ian Kalivoda's postings on this list.
    
    Regards
    
    Herbert Prinz
    
    
    

       
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