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The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning : Three Ancient Chinese Astronomical Systems.

Author: Christopher Cullen
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2016.
Series: Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World.
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Cullen, Christopher.
Foundations of Celestial Reckoning : Three Ancient Chinese Astronomical Systems.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Cullen
ISBN: 9781317327202 1317327209
OCLC Number: 969637387
Notes: 5 Han discussions of astronomical systems and their development: Two texts.
Description: 1 online resource (447 pages).
Contents: 1.9 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS2 The Triple Concordance system; 2.1 INTRODUCTION; 2.1.1 An astronomical system and its creator; 2.1.2 Structure of the system; 2.1.3 Organisation of the text; 2.1.4 Text used; 2.2 TEXT, TRANSLATION AND COMMENTS; 2.2.1 Concordance constants; 2.2.2 Sequence constants; 2.2.3 The Five Pacers; 2.2.4 Concordance workings; 2.2.5 Sequence workings; 2.2.6 Year workings; 2.2.7 [The 12 stations]; 2.2.8 [The 28 lodges]; 2.2.9 [The Nine Roads]; 2.2.10 [Concordances and Rule Heads]; 2.2.11 Appendix 1: intercalations in theory and practice; 3 The Han Quarter Remainder system. 3.1 INTRODUCTION3.1.1 The system and its background; 3.1.2 Authorship of the text; 3.1.3 Structure of the system; 3.1.4 Organisation of the text; 3.1.5 Methods of calculation; 3.1.6 Text used; 3.2 TEXT, TRANSLATION AND COMMENTS; 3.2.1 Methods for [astronomical] systems; 3.2.2 [Basic solar and lunar constants]; 3.2.3 [Lunar eclipse constants]; 3.2.4 [Procedures for sun and moon]; 3.2.5 [Planetary constants]; 3.2.6 [Planetary procedures]; 3.2.7 [Planetary motions]; 3.2.8 [Months, qi and lodges]; 3.2.9 [The solar table]; 3.2.10 [The system origin]; 3.2.11 Discussion. 4 The Uranic Manifestation system4.1 INTRODUCTION ; 4.1.1 Liu Hong and his work; 4.1.2 The historical background of Liu Hong's work; 4.1.3 The structure of the system; 4.1.4 Organisation of the text; 4.1.5 The question of 'months' and the finding of true lunar motion; 4.1.6 Text used; 4.2 TEXT, TRANSLATION AND COMMENTS; 4.2.1 [System origin]; 4.2.2 [Basic solar and lunar constants]; 4.2.3 [Predicting times of lunar and solar events]; 4.2.4 [Predicting positions of sun and moon]; 4.2.5 [Lunar eclipses]; 4.2.6 [Predicting hexagrams and phases in effect]; 4.2.7 [Finding times of day of events]. 4.2.8 [Advance and retardation]4.2.9 [Retardation and acceleration of lunar motion]; 4.2.10 [Lunar speed sequence]; 4.2.11 [Lunar speed constants]; 4.2.12 [Calculating true lunar motion]; 4.2.13 [Lunar latitude]; 4.2.14 [Constants for lunar latitude]; 4.2.15 [Calculating lunar latitude]; 4.2.16 [System origin; repeated]; 4.2.17 Predictions for the five planets [general principles and common constants]; 4.2.18 [Constants for the five planets]; 4.2.19 Predictions for the five planets [conjunctions]; 4.2.20 [Planetary phases]; 4.2.21 [Planetary motions].
Series Title: Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World.

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