Aaboe, Asger
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Works:  39 works in 174 publications in 9 languages and 4,089 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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68 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among other things, Aaboe shows us how the Babylonians did calculations, how Euclid proved that there are infinitely many primes, how Ptolemy constructed a trigonometric table in his Almagest, and how Archimedes trisected the angle. Some of the topics may be familiar to the reader, while others will seem surprising or be new
68 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among other things, Aaboe shows us how the Babylonians did calculations, how Euclid proved that there are infinitely many primes, how Ptolemy constructed a trigonometric table in his Almagest, and how Archimedes trisected the angle. Some of the topics may be familiar to the reader, while others will seem surprising or be new
Episodes from the early history of astronomy by
Asger Aaboe(
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11 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 334 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
11 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 334 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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8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 251 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 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the tables of planetary visibility in the Almagest and the Handy tables by
Asger Aaboe(
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9 editions published in 1960 in English and Danish and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1960 in English and Danish and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contributions to the study of Babylonian lunar theory by
Asger Aaboe(
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11 editions published in 1979 in English and Danish and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1979 in English and Danish and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some lunar auxiliary tables and related texts from the late Babylonian period by
Asger Aaboe(
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7 editions published in 1968 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1968 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lunar and solar velocities and the length of lunation intervals in Babylonian astronomy by
Asger Aaboe(
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8 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1971 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 English and Akkadian and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1969 in English and Akkadian and held by 69 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 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in Danish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matemáticas : episodios históricos by
Asger Aaboe(
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3 editions published in 1964 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1964 in Spanish and held by 7 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
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
XIIe Congrès international d'histoire des sciences, Paris, 1968, actes 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
Remarks on the theoretical treatment of eclipses in antiquity by
Asger Aaboe(
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1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 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
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
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
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
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 Berggren, J. L. Other Editor
 Goldstein, Bernard R. Other Editor
 Hamilton, Norman T.
 王昌銳
 亞波 (丹麥)
 吳啟宏
 亞博 (Aaboe, Asger, 1922 ) Author
 Mathematical Association of America
 Sachs, Abraham
 Klasson, Kerstin Translator
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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
Alternative Names
Aaboe, A.
Aaboe, A. (Asger)
Aaboe, Asger Hartvig 19222007
Asger Aaboe historiador de las ciencias exactas
Asger Aaboe Historian of exact sciences
Asger Aaboe Mathematik und Astronomiehistoriker
Asger Aaboe wiskundige uit Denemarken (19222007)
אסגר אאבו
اسگر آبو
아보에, A. 1922
아보에, 아스거 1922
Languages
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Danish (10)
Swedish (7)
Chinese (4)
Portuguese (4)
Akkadian (3)
Spanish (3)
Polish (2)
French (1)
Danish (10)
Swedish (7)
Chinese (4)
Portuguese (4)
Akkadian (3)
Spanish (3)
Polish (2)
French (1)
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