Aaboe, Asger
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Works:  32 works in 154 publications in 9 languages and 3,740 library holdings 

Genres:  History Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles:  Author, Honoree, Other 
Classifications:  QA22, 510.901 
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Asger Aaboe
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Asger Aaboe
Episodes from the early history of mathematics by
Asger Aaboe(
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58 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Aaboe gives here the reader a feeling for the universality of important mathematics, putting each chosen topic into its proper setting, thus bringing out the continuity and cumulative nature of mathematical knowledge. The material he selects is mathematically elementary, yet exhibits the depth that is characteristic of truly great thought patterns in all ages. The success of this exposition is due to the author's unique approach to his subject. He wisely refrains from attempting a general survey of mathematics in antiquity, but selects, instead, a few representative items that he can treat in detail. He describes Babylonian mathematics as revealed from cuneiform texts discovered only recently, as well as more familiar topics developed by the Greeks. Although each chapter can be read as a separate unit, there are many connecting threads. Aaboe stays as close to the original texts as is comfortable for a modern reader, and the bibliography enables the interested student to delve more deeply into any aspect of ancient mathematics that catches his or her fancy
58 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Aaboe gives here the reader a feeling for the universality of important mathematics, putting each chosen topic into its proper setting, thus bringing out the continuity and cumulative nature of mathematical knowledge. The material he selects is mathematically elementary, yet exhibits the depth that is characteristic of truly great thought patterns in all ages. The success of this exposition is due to the author's unique approach to his subject. He wisely refrains from attempting a general survey of mathematics in antiquity, but selects, instead, a few representative items that he can treat in detail. He describes Babylonian mathematics as revealed from cuneiform texts discovered only recently, as well as more familiar topics developed by the Greeks. Although each chapter can be read as a separate unit, there are many connecting threads. Aaboe stays as close to the original texts as is comfortable for a modern reader, and the bibliography enables the interested student to delve more deeply into any aspect of ancient mathematics that catches his or her fancy
Episodes from the early history of astronomy by
Asger Aaboe(
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9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book, Asger Aaboe selects a few significant "episodes" from early astronomy and treats them in detail, rather than attempting a general survey. First he gives a descriptive account of what one should see when one looks at the sky with the naked eye, unbiased by received knowledge, and with curiosity and wit. He then turns to the arithmetical astronomy of ancient Mesopotamia, where astronomy first became an exact science. Next are treated Greek geometrical devices accounting for planetary motion, culminating in Ptolemy's planetary models in his Almagest. Ptolemy does not here assign his models absolute size, but if properly scaled, they yield good values, not only of the directions to the planets, but also of the distances to them. In fact, there is evidence that Copernicus used parameters from the Almagest to find the dimensions of his system. There follows a discussion of modifications of Ptolemy's models by Islamic astronomers, who wanted to use only uniform circular motion, some of which Copernicus adopted. Aaboe concludes this section by clarifying precisely which problem was resolved by the heliocentric hypothesis, as well as by Tycho Brahe's arrangement."Jacket
9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book, Asger Aaboe selects a few significant "episodes" from early astronomy and treats them in detail, rather than attempting a general survey. First he gives a descriptive account of what one should see when one looks at the sky with the naked eye, unbiased by received knowledge, and with curiosity and wit. He then turns to the arithmetical astronomy of ancient Mesopotamia, where astronomy first became an exact science. Next are treated Greek geometrical devices accounting for planetary motion, culminating in Ptolemy's planetary models in his Almagest. Ptolemy does not here assign his models absolute size, but if properly scaled, they yield good values, not only of the directions to the planets, but also of the distances to them. In fact, there is evidence that Copernicus used parameters from the Almagest to find the dimensions of his system. There follows a discussion of modifications of Ptolemy's models by Islamic astronomers, who wanted to use only uniform circular motion, some of which Copernicus adopted. Aaboe concludes this section by clarifying precisely which problem was resolved by the heliocentric hypothesis, as well as by Tycho Brahe's arrangement."Jacket
Saros cycle dates and related Babylonian astronomical texts(
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7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From ancient omens to statistical mechanics : essays on the exact sciences presented to Asger Aaboe(
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9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the tables of planetary visibility in the Almagest and the Handy tables by
Asger Aaboe(
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11 editions published in 1960 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1960 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contributions to the study of Babylonian lunar theory by
Asger Aaboe(
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9 editions published in 1979 in English and Danish and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1979 in English and Danish and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some lunar auxiliary tables and related texts from the late Babylonian period by
Asger Aaboe(
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6 editions published in 1968 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1968 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A computed list of new moons for 319 B.C. to 316 B.C. from Babylon: B.M. 40094 by
Asger Aaboe(
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5 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lunar and solar velocities and the length of lunation intervals in Babylonian astronomy by
Asger Aaboe(
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7 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shu xue shi hua by
Asger Aaboe(
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3 editions published in 1970 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1970 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episoder fra matematikkens historie by
Asger Aaboe(
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5 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in Danish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in Danish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matemáticas : episodios históricos by
Asger Aaboe(
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3 editions published in 1964 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1964 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Babylonian Planetary Theories by
Asger Aaboe(
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3 editions published between 1957 and 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1957 and 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
XIIe Congrès international d'histoire des sciences, Paris, 1968. Antiquité, MoyenÂge, Renaissance by Congrès international d'histoire des sciences(
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1 edition published in 1971 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1971 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A computed list of new moons for 319 B.C. to 315 B.C. from Babylon: B.M. 40094 by
Asger Aaboe(
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1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two lunar texts of the Achaemenid period from Babylon by
Asger Aaboe(
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1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Observation and theory in Babylonian astronomy by
Asger Aaboe(
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1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Didactical andother remarks on some theorems of Archimedes and infinitesimals by
Asger Aaboe(
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1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historiskfilogiske meddelelser by
Asger Aaboe(
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1 edition published in 1960 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1960 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a Greek qualitative planetary model of the epicyclic variety by
Asger Aaboe(
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1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Berggren, J. L. Other Editor
 Goldstein, Bernard R. Other Editor
 Hamilton, Norman T.
 王昌銳
 亞波 (丹麥)
 亞博 (Aaboe, Asger, 1922 ) Author
 吳啟宏
 Mathematical Association of America
 Klasson, Kerstin Translator
 Rostand, Jean 18941977
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Aaboe, Asger Akkadian language Almagest (Ptolemy) Astronomy Astronomy, AssyroBabylonian Canada Celestial mechanics Educators Lunar theory Mathematics Mathematics, Ancient Mathematics, Babylonian Mathematics, Greek Moon New moon Physics Planetary theory PlanetsPhases Saros cycle Scientists United States