'Wrinkles' in Practical Navigation

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Ed. George Philip & Son, 1884 - Navigation - 474 pages
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Page 44 - to the plane of the circle) meet and pass over without obliterating each other. The motion, however, is arrested when they meet, and at this point the angle included between the direction CP of one object, and FQ of the other, is twice the angle EGA, included between the fixed and
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