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Ancient astronomical observations and the accelerations of the earth and moon,

Author: Robert R Newton
Publisher: Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press [1970]
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Dr. Newton discusses and analyses a very large number of ancient and medieval astronomical observations. The objective is the study of the rotation of the Earth and the motion of the Mood during the historical past -- essentially since about 750 B.C.
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Newton, Robert R.
Ancient astronomical observations and the accelerations of the earth and moon.
Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press [1970]
(OCoLC)610455245
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert R Newton
ISBN: 0801811805 9780801811807
OCLC Number: 91579
Description: xvii, 309 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Part One: The Ancient Observations --
I Introduction --
II Observations of Solar and Lunar Position --
III Remarks on Solar Eclipses and Ancient Eclipse Records --
IV Ancient Records of Large Solar Eclipses --
V Measurements of Eclipse Magnitudes and Times --
VI Conjunctions and Occultations --
Part Two: The Accelerations --
VII Introduction to Part Two --
VIII Analysis of the Conjunctions and Occultations --
IX Analysis of the Magnitudes of Lunar Eclipses --
X Analysis of Lunar Eclipse Times --
XI Analysis of the Magnitudes of Partial Solar Eclipses --
XII Analysis of the Times of Solar Eclipses --
XIII Analysis of the Large Solar Eclipses --
XIV The Accelerations and Their Variations in Time.
Responsibility: by Robert R. Newton.

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Dr. Newton discusses and analyses a very large number of ancient and medieval astronomical observations. The objective is the study of the rotation of the Earth and the motion of the Mood during the historical past -- essentially since about 750 B.C.

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