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From Eudoxus to Einstein: A History of Mathematical Astronomy

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Describes development of theories of planetary motion, emphasizing interaction between progress in mathematics and astronomy. Chri... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Describes development of theories of planetary motion, emphasizing interaction between progress in mathematics and astronomy.

Autorentext

Christopher Linton is Head of the Mathematical Sciences Department at Loughborough University.

Zusammenfassung
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.

Inhalt

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Spheres and circles; 3. The Ptolemaic universe; 4. Developments in geocentric astronomy; 5. The heliocentric universe; 6. Tycho Brahe, Kepler and the ellipse; 7. Galileo, the telescope and Keplerian astronomy; 8. The universal theory of gravitation; 9. Celestial mechanics; 10. The asteroids and the outer planets; 11. New methods; 12. Mercury and relativity; References; Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: From Eudoxus to Einstein: A History of Mathematical Astronomy
Untertitel: A History of Mathematical Astronomy
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EAN: 9780521045711
ISBN: 978-0-521-04571-1
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Naturwissenschaften allgemein
Anzahl Seiten: 532
Gewicht: 771g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T30mm
Jahr: 2007

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