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From Eudoxus to Einstein : a history of mathematical astronomy

Author: C M Linton
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since Babylonian times, a great deal of effort has been put into trying to predict and explain the motions of the sun, moon, and planets. This book describes the theories of planetary motion that have been developed through the ages, emphasizing the interaction between progress in astronomy and mathematics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Linton, C.M. (Christopher M.).
From Eudoxus to Einstein.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003067569
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C M Linton
ISBN: 9780511211096 0511211090 9780521827508 0521827507 0511207514 9780511207518 0511212860 9780511212864 0511214677 9780511214677 0511216467 9780511216466 1280540877 9781280540875 9786610540877 661054087X
OCLC Number: 552963366
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 516 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Spheres and circles --
The Ptolemaic universe --Developments in geocentric astronomy --
The heliocentric universe --Tycho Brahe, Kepler and the ellipse --
Galileo, the telescope, and Keplarian astronomy --
The universal theory of gravitation --
Celestial mechanics --
The asteroids and the outer planets --
New methods --Mercury and Relativity.
Responsibility: C.M. Linton.

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