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From Eudoxus to Einstein

A History of Mathematical Astronomy

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This edition was published in by Cambridge University Press

Written in English

528 pages

Since man first looked towards the heavens, a great deal of effort has been put into trying to predict and explain the motions of the sun, moon, and planets. Developments in man's understanding have been closely linked to progress in the mathematical sciences. Whole new areas of mathematics, such as trigonometry, were developed to aid astronomical calculations, and on numerous occasions throughout history, breakthroughs in astronomy have only been possible because of progress in mathematics. This book describes the theories of planetary motion that have been developed through the ages, beginning with the homocentric spheres of Eudoxus and ending with Einstein's general theory of relativity. It emphasises the interaction between progress in astronomy and in mathematics, showing how the two have been inextricably linked since Babylonian times. This valuable text is accessible to a wide audience, from amateur astronomers to professional historians of astronomy.

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From Eudoxus to Einstein: A History of Mathematical Astronomy
February 1, 2009, Cambridge University Press
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From Eudoxus to Einstein
2006, Cambridge University Press
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From Eudoxus to Einstein: A History of Mathematical Astronomy
September 13, 2004, Cambridge University Press
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Since man first looked towards the heavens, a great deal of effort has been put into trying to predict and explain the motions of the sun, moon, and planets. Developments in man's understanding have been closely linked to progress in the mathematical sciences. Whole new areas of mathematics, such as trigonometry, were developed to aid astronomical calculations, and on numerous occasions throughout history, breakthroughs in astronomy have only been possible because of progress in mathematics. This book describes the theories of planetary motion that have been developed through the ages, beginning with the homocentric spheres of Eudoxus and ending with Einstein's general theory of relativity. It emphasises the interaction between progress in astronomy and in mathematics, showing how the two have been inextricably linked since Babylonian times. This valuable text is accessible to a wide audience, from amateur astronomers to professional historians of astronomy.

From Eudoxus to Einstein

A History of Mathematical Astronomy

This edition was published in by Cambridge University Press


First Sentence

"A great deal of human effort has been expended over the past 4000 years or so in trying to predict and explain the motions of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars."

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Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
528
Dimensions
9.2 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
Weight
2.2 pounds

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OL7765367M
ISBN 10
0521827507
ISBN 13
9780521827508
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3081550
Goodreads
1593598

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