Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 h lecture and 2 h practical per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
The prerequisites for this subject are:
620-156 Linear Algebra; 620-154 Calculus 1
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||451-103|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing
CoordinatorDr Allison Kealy
Melbourne School of Engineering Office
Building 173, Grattan Street
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010 Australia
General telephone enquiries
+ 61 3 8344 6703
+ 61 3 8344 6507
+ 61 3 9349 2182
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|Subject Overview:||This subject aims to provide skills in computational processes applicable to problems arising in location, hydrographic and mining surveys, route mapping and global navigation. The fundamental approach is based on vector geometry (rather than trigonometry) for establishing the spatial relationships between points, lines and planes. The power of redundant, non-linear observation equations is illustrated in the location of aircraft by radar ranging. Algorithms are developed, including the use of rotation matrices, for the conversion of the resulting local coordinates to geographic, map grid and geocentric reference frames. Spherical trigonometry is introduced to effect global navigation. Curve fitting algorithms are illustrated.|
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
|Assessment:||3-hour end of semester examination (60%); 8 assignments spaced across the semester (3% each, 24%); 1 semester long assignment (16%)|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject student should have:
Bachelor of Science |
Master of Engineering (Geomatics)
Physical (Environmental Engineering) Systems
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