I'm currently studying for ATPL Nav and for the exam i'll need to know the shape of rhumb lines and great circles etc... on various chart projections.
In past exams I have always (and with success) tried to learn why
things are so and the principles behind them rather than simply learn the answer to the question i'm likely to see in the exam. (I find this helps thinking through problems in the exam anyway by giving me a proper understanding
of the material)
But cartography and making maps and charts is something I can't get my head around and I have no idea
why a rhumb line might be this on a Lambert's Conformal and that on a Transverse Mercator.
Can anyone explain (or link to a good explanation) of what is going on or do people just remember the answers for the exam?
Hope you can help