Mathematical geodesy is the science and art of measuring and mapping our world. This course will develop the mathematics related to maps, mapping, and the production of geospatial data. Topics may include: popular conformal map projections, the complex plane and conformal mapping including a brief introduction to complex analysis, spherical trigonometry, the geometry of the ellipsoid of revolution, three-dimensional coordinates and transformations, orbital motion of satelites, and the surface theory of Gauss.
Prerequisites: Math 233, Math 308/318 preferred.
Course Attributes: FA NSM; AR NSM; AS NSM