A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 1456 pages
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"This monumental work will henceforth be the standard interpretation of ancient mathematical astronomy. It is easy to point out its many virtues: comprehensiveness and common sense are two of the most important. Neugebauer has studied profoundly every relevant text in Akkadian, Egyptian, Greek, and Latin, no matter how fragmentary; [...] With the combination of mathematical rigor and a sober sense of the true nature of the evidence, he has penetrated the astronomical and the historical significance of his material. [...] His work has been and will remain the most admired model for those working with mathematical and astronomical texts.

D. Pingree in Bibliotheca Orientalis, 1977

"... a work that is a landmark, not only for the history of science, but for the history of scholarship. HAMA [History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy] places the history of ancient Astronomy on a entirely new foundation. We shall not soon see its equal.

N.M. Swerdlow in Historia Mathematica, 1979

 

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Contents

3 General Bibliography
15
2 Spherical Trigonometry
26
4 Geographical Latitude Length of Daylight
34
5 Ecliptic and Horizon Coordinates
45
B Lunar Theory
53
Planetary Theory
145
2 Venus
152
4 The Ptolemaic Theory of the Motion of an Outer Planet
170
3 Sizes and Distances of the Luminaries
634
4 Eclipses
664
Early Planetary Theory
675
The Development of Spherical Astronomy
706
Book V
777
B Ptolemys Minor Works and Related Topics
834
4 Map Projection
879
5 Optics
892

5 Planetary Tables
183
6 Theory of Retrogradation
190
7 Planetary Latitudes
206
8 Heliacal Phenomena Phases
230
Apollonius
262
E Hipparchus
274
Book II
344
A Planetary Theory
380
Mercury
466
B Lunar Theory
474
Early Babylonian Astronomy
541
Introduction and Summary 559
557
3 Concluding Remarks
565
A The Beginning of Greek Astronomy
573
B Early Lunar and Solar Theory
615
7 Planetary Hypotheses and Canobic Inscription
900
8 Additional Writings of Ptolemy
926
The Time from Ptolemy to the Seventh Century
942
5 The Time from Theon to Heraclius
1028
A Chronological Concepts
1061
4 The Foundations of Historical Chronology
1071
B Astronomical Concepts
1077
3 Fixed Stars
1084
5 Planetary and Fixed Star Phases
1090
8 The Inequalities of the Lunar Motion
1103
Mathematical Concepts
1113
5 Tables
1126
Indices
1133
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