Month: January 2016

Direct and Inverse

There are two standard problems in geodesy: Direct geodetic problem — Given a point on the Earth (latitude and longitude) and the direction (azimuth) and distance from that point to a second point, determine the latitude and longitude of that second point. Inverse geodetic

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SLSQP [1-2] is a sequential quadratic programming (SQP) optimization algorithm written by Dieter Kraft in the 1980s. It can be used to solve nonlinear programming problems that minimize a scalar function: subject to general equality and inequality constraints: and to lower

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