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    Re: The flat earth notion
    From: Jan Kalivoda
    Date: 2003 Nov 9, 10:23 +0100

    It's painful that world's most specialized community cannot find an agreement 
    about the loxodrome. The one part asserts that loxodrome reaches the pole 
    after an infinite number of revolvings, but along the finite path, the other 
    part denies the possibility of it and assumes the asymptotic behavior of 
    loxodromes, meridians and parallels excepted.
    
    Could anybody give the analytic equation for the length of the loxodrome 
    depending on the initial latitude, the latitude difference and the course? It 
    should give the length of parallel for the course 90/270, the latitude 
    difference for 0/180 and something more complicated for intermediate cases, 
    isn't it? From its form one could see the answer for the pole as the ending 
    point, I hope.
    
    
    Jan Kalivoda
    
    
    

       
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