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A survey of the Almagest, Olaf Pedersen ; with annotation and new commentary by Alexander Jones, (electronic resource)

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A survey of the Almagest
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A survey of the Almagest
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Olaf Pedersen ; with annotation and new commentary by Alexander Jones
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& Quot;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 has earned the universal praise of historians and serves as the definitive introductory text for students interested in studying the "Almagest". In
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Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences
A survey of the Almagest, Olaf Pedersen ; with annotation and new commentary by Alexander Jones, (electronic resource)
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A survey of the Almagest, Olaf Pedersen ; with annotation and new commentary by Alexander Jones, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 477-480)
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multicolored
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
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1 online resource (480 p.)
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