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Author Linton, C. M. (Christopher M.)

Title From Eudoxus to Einstein : a history of mathematical astronomy / C.M. Linton
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-501) and index
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Subject Astronomy -- History.
Astronomy -- Mathematics -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511207514 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0511214677 (electronic bk.)
0511216467 (electronic bk.)
0521827507 (hardback)
9780511207518 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511214677 (electronic bk.)
9780511216466 (electronic bk.)
9780521827508 (hardback)