Swerdlow, N. M. (Noel M.)
Overview
Works:  30 works in 102 publications in 2 languages and 3,122 library holdings 

Genres:  History 
Roles:  Author, Editor 
Classifications:  QB19, 520.935 
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Most widely held works by
N. M Swerdlow
Ancient astronomy and celestial divination
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N. M Swerdlow(
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12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Mathematical astronomy in Copernicus's De revolutionibus
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N. M Swerdlow(
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15 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Babylonian theory of the planets
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N. M Swerdlow(
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12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 388 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
12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 388 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
Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of science
by
Stillman Drake(
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14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical astronomy in Copernicus's De revolutionibus
by
N. M Swerdlow(
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5 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From summetria to symmetry the making of a revolutionary scientific concept
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Giora Hon(
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2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 21 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 fr
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 21 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 fr
Mathematical astronomy in Copernicus's De revolutionibus
by
N. M Swerdlow(
Book
)
3 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of science
by
Stillman Drake(
Book
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6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of science
by
Stillman Drake(
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)
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ptolemy's theory of the distances and sizes of the planets : a study of the scientific foundations of medieval cosmology
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N. M Swerdlow(
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6 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical astronomy in Corpernicus's de revolutionibus
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N. M Swerdlow(
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1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The recovery of the exact sciences of antiquity : mathematica, astronomy, geography
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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
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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
Science and humanism in the renaissance: regiomontanus's oration on the dignity and utility of the mathematical sciences
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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
Astronomical chronology and prophecy: JeanDominique Cassini's discovery of Josephus's great lunisolar period of the patriarchs
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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
Ptolemy on trial
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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
The Lunar Theories of Tycho Brahe and Christian Longomontanus in the Progymnasmata and Astronomia Danica
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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
An essay on Thomas Kuhn's first scientific revolution, the Copernican Revolution
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N. M Swerdlow(
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1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"This paper was originally presented at the conference on The Legacy of Thomas S. Kuhn at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology in November 1997."
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"This paper was originally presented at the conference on The Legacy of Thomas S. Kuhn at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology in November 1997."
Otto E. Neugebauer, May 26, 1899February 19, 1990
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N. M Swerdlow(
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1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Planetary Distances and Sizes in an Anonymous Arabic Treatise Preserved in Bodleian Ms.Marsh 621
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Bernard R Goldstein(
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1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Aesthetics Architecture Astrology, AssyroBabylonian Astronomy Astronomy, Ancient Astronomy, AssyroBabylonian Astronomy, Greek Astronomy, Medieval AstronomyMathematics Cosmology De revolutionibus orbium caelestium (Copernicus, Nicolaus) Mathematics Physics Planetology Ptolemy, Science SciencePhilosophy Symmetry