Course Details

Theoretical geodesy 2

Academic Year 2024/25

NEA037 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-GK Summer Semester 1st year

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4 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Fundamental of Gravity field theory. Gravity measurements, gravity networks. 2. Gravity anomalies. 3. Precise levelling – insruments and errors, methods and testing of accuracy. 4. Equipotencional surfaces, geoid and spheroid. 5. Plumb line, normal, deflection of the vertical, Laplace equation and Laplace azimuth. 6. Astronomic levelling, geoid as height reference surface. Vertical datums. 7. Theory of heights. 8. Gravimetric deflections of the vertical, Moloděnsky kvazigeoid theory. 9. Coordinate systems and frames ITRS, ETRS, EULN, geodynamic networks. 10. History of geodetic networks in Czech republic.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Introduction and repetition of basic methods of teoretical geodesy. 2. Gravitational acceleration of a spherically symmetric mass distibution. 3. Gravity measurements. 4. Analysis of gravity measurements. Gravity anomalies. 5. Computing of deflections of vertical. 6. Precise levelling. 7. Komparation of levelling rods. 8. Map of Free-air and Bouguer anomalies. 9. Gravity corrections in leveling.