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Applied Mathematics in Integrated Navigation Systems (Aiaa Education Series) Hardcover – October, 2003

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ISBN-13: 978-1563476563 ISBN-10: 1563476568 Edition: 2nd

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Robert M. Rogers received his degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Florida and is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. As sole proprietor of Rogers Engineering & Associates, Dr. Roberts performs research development, systems analysis, test and evaluation, and teaching for the Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in integrated navigation systems. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: Aiaa Education Series
  • Hardcover: 330 pages
  • Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &; 2nd edition (October 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563476568
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563476563
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,991,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By scotthew on April 15, 2008
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This book is probably the best one in the field of inertial navigation, but unfortunately, that isn't saying much. It is probably the most comprehensive of the books I have read, but still lacks full explanation and derivation. Like many other books on the subject, the notation used dates from the 60's and needs to be polished up to modern notation (how about bold face vectors and Matrices for starters).

The most confusing part of this book is that the many of the symbols are recycled and/or are inadequately explained. This means extra effort is required to derive or infer what they actually mean. Many of the key Matrix equations (Fig 5.2) should have a breif explanation below them so that the reader doesn't have to spend 30 minutes going through the text to determine symbol meanings. Additionally, the difference between perturbation and alternative form are inadequately explained, forcing the reader to find IEEE papers for better description.

As mentioned, this book is probably the most comprehensive on the subject and can almost stand alone (emphasis on almost). Someday somebody will publish the ultimate Intertial navigiation text!
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Radhakant Padhi on March 31, 2001
Format: Hardcover
The book is very precise and gives a lot of mathematical related things that's relevant to Navigation and Guidance. I somehow liked it's approach, mainly because it avoids a lot of descriptory jargons and talks straight in mathematics: the language of scientists and engineers! Before reading the book, a good hold of the mathematics related to system theory would be a definite plus. However, the book has an introductory chaper for the relevant mathematics too.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Y.C. on October 17, 2011
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This book is good as a complementary book and I was glad that I bought it. The good about the book is that there is a definition for most of the variables and the equations are clear. The bad is that part of the material is missing, and the reader should refer to other books and articles to complete the knowledge.
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