Mathematical Foundation of Geodesy

Selected Papers of Torben Krarup

  • Kai Borre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Pages 1-15
  3. Pages 153-157
  4. Pages 179-206
  5. Pages 207-255
  6. Pages 289-299
  7. Pages 333-339
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 413-416

About this book


This volume contains selected papers by Torben Krarup, one of the most important geodesists of the 20th century. His writings are mathematically well founded and scientifically relevant. In this impressive collection of papers he demonstrates his rare innovative ability to present significant topics and concepts. Modern students of geodesy can learn a lot from his selection of mathematical tools for solving actual problems.
The collection contains the famous booklet "A Contribution to the Mathematical Foundation of Physical Geodesy" from 1969, the unpublished "Molodenskij letters" from 1973, the final version of "Integrated Geodesy" from 1978, "Foundation of a Theory of Elasticity for Geodetic Networks" from 1974, as well as numerous trend setting papers on the theory of adjustment.


Boundary Value Problems Collocation Elasticity theory for geodetic networks Integrated geodesy Least-squares method Mathematical geodesy Matrix algebra Molodenskiy's problem Physical geodesy Potential theory geodesy

Editors and affiliations

  • Kai Borre
    • 1
  1. 1.Danish GPS CenterAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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