Mathematical Foundation of Geodesy
This book contains contributions from one of the outstanding geodesists of our time. From start to ?nish the reader will ?nd wonderful insights and be stimulated by the manner in which the interdependence of various subjects emerge from these writings. The in?uence of Torben Krarup’s work has been tremendous, and by publishing this volume his achievements are made ava- able to everyone. Most of the material in the book has been hard to obtain. The idea of collecting it dates back to the 1980’s,when Helmut Moritz asked me if it were possibletopublishTorbenKrarup’sso-calledMolodenskyletters.Atthattime the di?culties of getting this project started prevented me from trying it. With the coming of T X and my closer relationship with the publishing E world I saw new possibilities. So I decided to create pdf-versions of all papers that never found their way into a periodical. Often I scanned the typed - pers, and optical character recognition softwaresecured a surprisingly correct A result. Formulas and tables had to be entered in LTXandthe?gureswere E created by means of the powerful MetaPost. This last step took place on my travels abroad where I spent hundreds of hours in hotel rooms in Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA working on this manuscript. The next step was to scan all printed and published material. That job waseasier,butalsomorecomprehensivebecauseofthelargenumberofpages. Finallyallthematerialwascompiledintoabook.Theprojectwasundertaken because I felt strongly that having all of Torben’s writings accessible in one volume would be of great bene?t to the geodetic community.
Collection of valuable papers designed to inspire today’s scientists to solve their own problemsThe book reflects the life-long scientific contributions of a contemporary geodesist The volume demonstrates how the smart application of mathematical methods can solve real life geodetic problems