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    Re: When did "time sights" fade away?
    From: Peter Hakel
    Date: 2011 Jul 11, 12:21 -0700
    In his training video Bill Buckley stated that the failure of many earlier attempts to teach CelNav rests in that they also explained WHY it works, instead of just HOW it works.
    For me personally, this cookbook approach did not work very well - but then, I sit behind a desk contemplating the math behind it all, while they used it in real life.


    Peter Hakel


    From: Antoine Couette <antoine.m.couette{at}club-internet.fr>
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Sent: Monday, July 11, 2011 11:24 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: When did "time sights" fade away?

    RE : http://www.fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx?i=116685
    [NavList] When did "time sights" fade away?
    From: FrankReed---com
    Date: 10 Jul 2011 16:33
    QUOTE
    Captain Lane was famous for saying that all the math classes he took after high school never did him a bit of good, and spherical trigonometry was of no value in understanding celestial navigation (!).
    UNQUOTE

    "in UNDERSTANDING Celnav ..." : not really necessary, I buy that one.
    "and in computing then ???" : maybe spherical trigonometry might be useful - oh !!! just a bit, only - now and then, no ???
    Kermit

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