Ancient Astronomical Observations and the Study of the Moon’s Motion (1691-1757)

Historians of astronomy, historians of the ancient world, and astronomers will be enriched by the unique and captivating topics covered in this book. This volume contains the first detailed study of the use of ancient and medieval astronomical observations in order to investigate the moon’s secular...

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Main Author: Steele, John M.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2012, 2012
Edition:1st ed. 2012
Series:Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • William Whiston, Arthur Ashley Sykes and the Eclipse of Phlegon
  • 4. The Gradual Acceptance of the Existence of the Secular Acceleration During the 1740s
  • 5. Eighteenth Century Views of Ancient Astronomy
  • 6. The First Detailed Study of the Moon’s Secular Acceleration: Richard Dunthorne
  • 7. An Integrated Approach: Tobias Mayer
  • 8. The Final Synthesis: Jérôme Lalande
  • 9. Epilogue
  • References
  • Index