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Question 1: Refers to compass correction by ________.
Fourier transformFourier seriesFourier analysisHilbert space

Question 2: This enabled mariners to navigate safely far from land, increasing sea trade, and contributing to the ________
Portuguese discoveriesSpanish EmpireAge of DiscoveryPortuguese Empire

Question 3: Direct transfer of the compass from ________ to Europe, and then later from China or Europe to the Middle East.
Religion in ChinaProvince (China)ChinaTime in China

Question 4: A Thumb compass is a type of compass commonly used in ________, a sport in which map reading and terrain association are paramount.
World Orienteering ChampionshipsJunior World Orienteering ChampionshipsInternational Orienteering FederationOrienteering

Question 5: A compass can be used to calculate heading, used with a sextant to calculate ________, and with a marine chronometer to calculate longitude.
EquatorPrime MeridianAntarctic CircleLatitude

Question 6: they find true north, i.e., the direction of ________'s rotational axis, as opposed to magnetic north,

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  Early modern dry compass suspended by a gimbal (1570)
  A flush mount compass on a boat
  A binnacle containing a ship's steering compass, with the two iron balls which correct the effects of ferromagnetic materials
  Turning the compass scale on the map (D - the local magnetic declination)

Question 8: The glass-covered box (or bowl) contains a suspended ________ within a binnacle.
CompassAncient historyGimbalItaly

Question 9: [5] No other ________ artifacts have been found.

Question 10: The Tides By Sir William Thomson (________)
Isaac NewtonWilliam Thomson, 1st Baron KelvinSir George Stokes, 1st BaronetJames Prescott Joule


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