Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics

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Abstract: COORDINATES ARE USEDTO determine and identify the position of a point. A coordinaie is one of a set of physical magnitudes which together designate 3 position in relation to a given reference frame. -4 coordinate system is the totality of such sets of magnitudes defining the positions of all points with respcct to one reference frame. Two things are necessary to bring a coordinate system into being: first, a set of rules whereby particular mngnitudcs are coordinated with particular points (these rules may bc thought of as controlling the shape characteristics of the system), and second, an unambiguous statement identifying the frame of reference in which these magnitudes apply.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 8, Number 1
Pages: 48 - 58
Cite this article: Aeronautics, Radio Technical Commission for, "COORDINATE SYSTEM ASPECTS OF POSITION IDENTIFICATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring 1961, pp. 48-58.
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