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    Re: Sight Reduction by the Cosine Haversine Method
    From: Chuck Taylor
    Date: 2004 Oct 6, 13:48 -0700

    --- Herbert Prinz  wrote:
    
    > Can someone tell us who coined the name "haversine"?
    
    Not with any authority, but I found the following
    citation:
    
     "haversine", Oxford English Dictionary. Cites coinage
    by Prof. Jas. Inman, D. D., in his Navigation and
    Nautical Astronomy, 3rd ed. (1835).
    
    at
    
    http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Versed_sine
    
    I am grateful to Herbert Prinz for his informative
    posting about the history of versed sines and
    haversines.
    
    Best regards to all,
    
    Chuck Taylor
    North of Seattle
    
    
    
    
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