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Measuring the universe : cosmic dimensions from Aristarchus to Halley

Author: Albert Van Helden
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1985.
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Genre/Form: Räumliche Dimension
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Van Helden, Albert.
Measuring the universe.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1985
(OCoLC)746362228
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Van Helden
ISBN: 0226848817 9780226848815 0226848825 9780226848822
OCLC Number: 11887766
Description: viii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Shared expectations --
The beginnings : Aristarchus and Hipparchus --
Ptolemy --
The Ptolemaic system enshrined --
Copernicus and Tycho --
Young Kepler --
Galileo and the telescope --
Kepler's synthesis --
Gassendi, Hortnesius, and the Transit of Mercury of 1631 --
From Horrocks to Riccioli --
The micrometer from Huygens to Flamsteed --
Cassini, Flamsteed, and the New Measure --
The new consensus and Halley's Legacy --
Conclusion : measurements, theory, and speculation.
Responsibility: Albert van Helden.
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