Swerdlow, N. M. (Noel M.)
Overview
Works:  41 works in 130 publications in 3 languages and 3,658 library holdings 

Genres:  History Juvenile works Biography Biographies 
Roles:  Author, Editor 
Classifications:  QB19, 521.1 
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Most widely held works by
N. M Swerdlow
Mathematical astronomy in Copernicus's De revolutionibus by
N. M Swerdlow(
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36 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
36 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Babylonian theory of the planets by
N. M Swerdlow(
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15 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern scholars have long struggled to understand the sophisticated workings of Babylonian astronomy and, in particular, how the scribe derived from observation the numerical parameters of their planetary theory in this book, N.M. Swerdlow offers a solution to that problem. He examines here the collection and observation of ominous celestial phenomena and of how intervals of time, locations by zodiacal sign, and cycles in which the phenomena recur were used to develop a purely arithmetical planetary theory by which the same ominous phenomena that were regularly observed were reduced to computation, thereby surmounting the single greatest obstacle to observation: bad weather
15 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern scholars have long struggled to understand the sophisticated workings of Babylonian astronomy and, in particular, how the scribe derived from observation the numerical parameters of their planetary theory in this book, N.M. Swerdlow offers a solution to that problem. He examines here the collection and observation of ominous celestial phenomena and of how intervals of time, locations by zodiacal sign, and cycles in which the phenomena recur were used to develop a purely arithmetical planetary theory by which the same ominous phenomena that were regularly observed were reduced to computation, thereby surmounting the single greatest obstacle to observation: bad weather
Ancient astronomy and celestial divination(
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10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of science by
Stillman Drake(
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7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Mitchell by
Anna Butzer(
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1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Look up at the stars and explore the life of Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the United States
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Look up at the stars and explore the life of Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the United States
Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of science by
Stillman Drake(
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15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ptolemy's theory of the distances and sizes of the planets : a study of the scientific foundations of medieval cosmology by
N. M Swerdlow(
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10 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical astronomy in Corpernicus's de revolutionibus by
N. M Swerdlow(
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1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From summetria to symmetry : the making of a revolutionary scientific concept by
Giora Hon(
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3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The concept of symmetry is inherent to modern science, and its evolution has a complex history that richly exemplifies the dynamics of scientific change. This study is based on primary sources, presented in context: the authors examine closely the trajectory of the concept in the mathematical and scientific disciplines as well as its trajectory in art and architecture. The principal goal is to demonstrate that, despite the variety of usages in many different domains, there is a conceptual unity underlying the invocation of symmetry in the period from antiquity to the 1790s which is distinct from the scientific usages of this term that first emerged in France at the end of the 18th century. The key figure in revolutionizing the concept of symmetry is the mathematician, AdrienMarie Legendre. His achievements in solid geometry (1794) are contrasted with the views of the philosopher, Immanuel Kant, on the directionality of space (1768)."Jacket
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The concept of symmetry is inherent to modern science, and its evolution has a complex history that richly exemplifies the dynamics of scientific change. This study is based on primary sources, presented in context: the authors examine closely the trajectory of the concept in the mathematical and scientific disciplines as well as its trajectory in art and architecture. The principal goal is to demonstrate that, despite the variety of usages in many different domains, there is a conceptual unity underlying the invocation of symmetry in the period from antiquity to the 1790s which is distinct from the scientific usages of this term that first emerged in France at the end of the 18th century. The key figure in revolutionizing the concept of symmetry is the mathematician, AdrienMarie Legendre. His achievements in solid geometry (1794) are contrasted with the views of the philosopher, Immanuel Kant, on the directionality of space (1768)."Jacket
Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of science by
Stillman Drake(
Book
)
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The recovery of the exact sciences of antiquity : mathematica, astronomy, geography by
N. M Swerdlow(
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1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regiomontanus on the critical problems of astronomy by
N. M Swerdlow(
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1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Astronomical chronology and prophecy: JeanDominique Cassini's discovery of Josephus's great lunisolar period of the patriarchs by
N. M Swerdlow(
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1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of science by
Stillman Drake(
Book
)
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and humanism in the renaissance: regiomontanus's oration on the dignity and utility of the mathematical sciences by
N. M Swerdlow(
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1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ancient Astronomy and Celestial Divination (Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology) by
N. M Swerdlow(
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1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Lunar Theories of Tycho Brahe and Christian Longomontanus in the Progymnasmata and Astronomia Danica by
N. M Swerdlow(
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1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Tycho Brahe’s lunar theory, mostly the work of his assistant Christian Longomontanus, published in the Progymnasmata (1602), was the most advanced and accurate lunar theory yet developed. Its principal innovations are: the introduction of equant motion for the first inequality in order to separate the determination of direction and distance; a more accurate limit for the second inequality although requiring a more complex calculation; additional inequalities of the variation and, in place of the annual inequality in Tycho’s earlier theory, a reduction in the equation of time; in the latitude theory a variation of the inclination of the orbital plane and an inequality of the motion of the nodes; a reduction in the range of variation of distance, parallax, and apparent diameter. Some of these were already present in Tycho’s earlier lunar theory (1599), but all were changed in notable ways. Twenty years later Longomontanus published a modified version of the lunar theory in Astronomia Danica (1622), for the purpose of facilitating the calculation through new correction tables, and also explained his reasons for parts of the theory in the Progymnasmata. This paper is a technical study of both lunar theories
1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Tycho Brahe’s lunar theory, mostly the work of his assistant Christian Longomontanus, published in the Progymnasmata (1602), was the most advanced and accurate lunar theory yet developed. Its principal innovations are: the introduction of equant motion for the first inequality in order to separate the determination of direction and distance; a more accurate limit for the second inequality although requiring a more complex calculation; additional inequalities of the variation and, in place of the annual inequality in Tycho’s earlier theory, a reduction in the equation of time; in the latitude theory a variation of the inclination of the orbital plane and an inequality of the motion of the nodes; a reduction in the range of variation of distance, parallax, and apparent diameter. Some of these were already present in Tycho’s earlier lunar theory (1599), but all were changed in notable ways. Twenty years later Longomontanus published a modified version of the lunar theory in Astronomia Danica (1622), for the purpose of facilitating the calculation through new correction tables, and also explained his reasons for parts of the theory in the Progymnasmata. This paper is a technical study of both lunar theories
Ptolemy on trial by
N. M Swerdlow(
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1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Galileo's horoscopes by
N. M Swerdlow(
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1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The empirical foundations of Ptolemy's planetary theory by
N. M Swerdlow(
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1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Aesthetics Architecture Astrology, AssyroBabylonian Astronomers Astronomy Astronomy, Ancient Astronomy, AssyroBabylonian Astronomy, Greek Astronomy, Medieval AstronomyMathematics Cosmology De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (Copernicus, Nicolaus) Galilei, Galileo, Mathematics Mitchell, Maria, Physics Planetary science Ptolemy, Science SciencePhilosophy Symmetry United States Women astronomers
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Noel Swerdlow American historian
Noel Swerdlow Amerikaans astronoom
Noel Swerdlow amerikansk historikar og astronom
Noel Swerdlow amerikansk historiker och astronom
Noel Swerdlow amerikansk historiker og astronom
Noel Swerdlow USamerikanischer Astronomiehistoriker
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Swerdlow, Noel 1941
Swerdlow, Noel M.
Swerdlow, Noel M. 1941
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