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The ballet of the planets : on the mathematical elegance of planetary motion

Author: Donald C Benson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Ballet of the Planets unravels the beautiful mystery of planetary motion. The book shows how our understanding of planetary motion evolved from ancient Greece to the time of Newton. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald C Benson
OCLC Number: 797815409
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 178 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; 1 The Survival of the Valid ; I. Birth ; 2 The Bowl of Night ; 3 Epicycles and Relative Motion ; 4 The Deferent-Epicycle Model ; 5 Making Money, Et Cetera ; II Rebirth ; 6 The Reluctant Revolutionary ; 7 Circles No More ; 8 The War with Mars ; III Enlightenment ; 9 The Birth of Mechanics ; 10 The Astronomical Alchemist ; A. The Greek Alphabet ; B. Vectors ; Notes ; References ; Index
Responsibility: Donald C. Benson.
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For anyone with a keen interest in astronomy, geometry, and the history of science, however, the book will be a must-read. Andrew May, Fortean Times

 
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