Question:
Write a MathCad solution to compute the ellipsoid radii at a point. Use the defining parameters for the GRS80 ellipsoid - a and f - in table 19.1. Program Equation 19.2a, page 531, in the text to compute the ellipsoid eccentricity, and Equations 19.4 and 19.5, page 535, in the text to compute the radii - M and N. Show the results for the radius of the meridian and the radius of the prime vertical at
N. Lat. = 00° 00' 00.00", W. Long. = 86° 54' 54.00" (At Equator)
N. Lat. = 40° 25' 47.00", W. Long. = 86° 54' 54.00" (Purdue CE)
N. Lat. = 90° 00' 00.00", W. Long. = 86° 54' 54.00" (At Pole)
Note: Use engineering computation paper, do your work in pencil and follow the homework FORMAT specified for the course (see lab manual). Illustrate each problem with a SKETCH. Be sure to fill out ALL pages with course number, your name, assignment number, date, lab number, and page number. STAPLE all pages together before submitting the assignment. Use this assignment sheet as the COVER SHEET for your submittal.