The Almagest: Introduction to the Mathematics of the Heavens (2020)

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: 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 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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