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From Eudoxus to Einstein
A History of Mathematical Astronomy
by C. M. Linton
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This edition was published in September 13, 2004 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
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From Eudoxus to Einstein: A History of Mathematical Astronomy
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From Eudoxus to Einstein
First published in 2004
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Nonfiction, Science, Astronomy, historyWork Description
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 September 13, 2004 by Cambridge University Press
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"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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