Chapter 7. Navigation

People have always wanted to get from one location to another reliably. As they explored or migrated farther, navigation needed to get more precise. Trigonometry was at the core of these techniques, and as we saw in the last chapter, was held back in part by the challenges of hand computation. Clever analog computing devices could get around some of this, though, and allow for the rapid analysis needed in a ship at sea or calculating artillery trajectories under battle conditions. ...

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