The Almagest Introduction to the Mathematics of the Heavens The Almagest is by far the greatest work in astronomy in ancient times In a massive series of thirteen books Ptolemy shows how every detail of the motions of the sun moon planets and stars can be

Title: The Almagest: Introduction to the Mathematics of the Heavens

Author: Ptolemy William H. Donahue Bruce M. Perry

ISBN: 9781888009439

Page: 151

Format: Paperback

The Almagest is by far the greatest work in astronomy in ancient times In a massive series of thirteen books, Ptolemy shows how every detail of the motions of the sun, moon, planets, and stars can be expressed using geometrical models that can be used to compute celestial positions with remarkable accuracy The present selection covers all the essential features of PtolemyThe Almagest is by far the greatest work in astronomy in ancient times In a massive series of thirteen books, Ptolemy shows how every detail of the motions of the sun, moon, planets, and stars can be expressed using geometrical models that can be used to compute celestial positions with remarkable accuracy The present selection covers all the essential features of Ptolemy s treatment of the heavens, omitting only difficult and abstruse matters such as the moon s motion and the calculation of eclipses In the interest of conciseness, development of planetary theories is restricted to two planets, one inferior Venus and one superior Mars Ptolemy s text is accompanied by extensive notes and introductions that are aimed at making the book accessible to students encountering Ptolemy for the first time This edition is designed to provide everything needed for a one semester course, or it can be a component of a general course on planetary theory or history of astronomy.

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Claudius Ptolemy c 90 c 168 CE was a Greek Roman citizen of Egypt who wrote in Greek He was a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology He lived in Egypt under Roman rule, and is believed to have been born in the town of Ptolemais Hermiou in the Thebaid This theory, proposed by Theodore Meliteniotes, could be correct, but it is late ca 1360 and unsupported There is no reason to suppose that he ever lived anywhere else than Alexandria, where he died around AD 168.Ptolemy was the author of several scientific treatises, at least three of which were of continuing importance to later Islamic and European science The first is the astronomical treatise now known as the Almagest in Greek, originally , Mathematical Treatise The second is the Geography, which is a thorough discussion of the geographic knowledge of the Greco Roman world The third is the astrological treatise known sometimes in Greek as the Apotelesmatika , commonly in Greek as the Tetrabiblos Four books , and in Latin as the Quadripartitum or four books in which he attempted to adapt horoscopic astrology to the Aristotelian natural philosophy of his day.

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