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A survey of the Almagest

Author: Olaf Pedersen; Alexander Jones
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2011.
Series: Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"The Almagest", by the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is the most important surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, offering historians valuable insight into the astronomy and mathematics of the ancient world. Pedersen's 1974 publication, "A Survey of the Almagest", is the most recent in a long tradition of companions to the "Almagest'. Part paraphrase and part commentary, Pedersen's work  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Ptolemy
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olaf Pedersen; Alexander Jones
ISBN: 9780387848266 0387848266
OCLC Number: 695387014
Description: 1 online resource (480 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: CHAPTER 13 Epilogue --
the Other PtolemyAPPENDIX A Dated Observations in the Almagest; APPENDIX B Numerical Parameters; Bibliography; Index of Names; Index of Subjects; Supplementary Notes; Supplementary Bibliography.
Series Title: Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
Responsibility: Olaf Pedersen ; with annotation and new commentary by Alexander Jones.

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