Accession Number:

ADA053187

Title:

Recent Developments in the Geodetic Boundary Value Problem,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF GEODETIC SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

130.0

Abstract:

The report reviews progress in the mathematical formulation and treatment of the geodetic boundary-value problem, in particular, the existence and uniqueness theorems of L. Hormander and the gravity space approach due to F. Sanso. The method of Hormander uses a very advanced inverse function theorem of nonlinear functional analysis. Sanso has transformed Molodenskys free boundary-value problem into a fixed boundary-value problem in gravity space, thereby essentially reducing the mathematical complexity. As a linear approximation, the gravity space approach gives identical superior for treating questions of existence and uniqueness of the solution, although it is restricted to the pure gravitational case without centrifugal force. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy
  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE