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slaw
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Hi all I have this assessment due in the 24th, and i am planning to do it about GPS. However, I'm quite stuck since its suppose to about 1000 words on the application of waves and discuss the principal properties of it, as well as areas of current research. Could anyone give me any suggestions or help? And also, should i change to CD/DVD technology or the internet instead of doing GPS?

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Also, I'm suppose to write quite a bit on the current research on the above topics....could anyone give me a little help?
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We are talking Global Positioning System here right?
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Yes, GPS is global positioning satellite
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Well then you can talk about how it works, needing 3/4 satellites minimum, atomic clocks, how the handheld device knows from the signal how far the satellite is away, what type of radiation is used and why etc. Given it's meant to be about waves you might want to spend more time on that than the others.
CD/DVD technology is more chunky on the wave front (heh), but will be a much more common essay. It's pretty interesting IMO as is GPS.
1000 words is not much, 1.5 sides of A4 typed and pretty easy to fill.

This seems pretty good on how it works, not very wave orientated though:
http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gc...gps/gps_f.html

Another along the same lines:
http://www.beyonddiscovery.org/conte...icle.asp?a=458

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Thanks alot. Can you give me some tips on what to write about current research on GPS? THanks again!
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