A Survey of the Almagest

A Survey of the Almagest

This volume is intended to provide students of the history of astronomy with a self-contained introduction to the Almagest, helping them to understand and appreciate Ptolemy's great and classical work.

Author: Olaf Pedersen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387848266

Category: Mathematics

Page: 470

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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 this revised edition, Alexander Jones, a distinguished authority on the history of early astronomy, provides supplementary information and commentary to the original text to account for scholarship that has appeared since 1974. This revision also incorporates various corrections to Pedersen's original text that have been identified since its publication. This volume is intended to provide students of the history of astronomy with a self-contained introduction to the Almagest, helping them to understand and appreciate Ptolemy's great and classical work.
Categories: Mathematics

A Survey of the Almagest

A Survey of the Almagest

Author: Olaf Pedersen

Publisher: University Press of Southern Denmark

ISBN: UOM:39015072134912

Category: Science

Page: 454

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Metabolic Support of the Critically Ill Patient

Metabolic Support of the Critically Ill Patient

This volume is intended to provide students of the history of astronomy with a self-contained introduction to the Almagest, helping them to understand and appreciate Ptolemy's great and classical work.

Author: Douglas Wayne Wilmore

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: 038757154X

Category: Medical

Page: 441

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Categories: Medical

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Festband zum fünfzigjährigen Bestehen des Instituts für Geschichte der
Naturwissenschaften der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Anton von Gotstedter. A survey of the mathematical tables in Ptolemy ' s Almagest
Glen ...

Author: Anton von Gotstedter

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH

ISBN: UOM:39015034388606

Category: Allemagne

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Anlasslich des 50-Jahrigen Bestehens des Instituts fur Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main fasst der Festband Beitrage zahlreicher ehemaliger und gegenwartiger Mitarbeitern des Instituts zusammen. Die Themenvielfalt ihrer Forschungsinteressen reicht von der Astronomie und astronomischen Instrumenten bis hin zur Mathematik und zur Philosophia Naturalis.
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Ptolemy s Almagest

Ptolemy s Almagest

I have made no effort to provide a continuous commentary, but refer the reader to
the relevant sections in Olaf Pedersen's A Survey of the Almagest (abbreviated '
Pedersen') and O. Neugebauer's A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy ...

Author: Ptolemy

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691002606

Category: Science

Page: 693

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Ptolemy's Almagest is one of the most influential scientific works in history. A masterpiece of technical exposition, it was the basic textbook of astronomy for more than a thousand years, and still is the main source for our knowledge of ancient astronomy. This translation, based on the standard Greek text of Heiberg, makes the work accessible to English readers in an intelligible and reliable form. It contains numerous corrections derived from medieval Arabic translations and extensive footnotes that take account of the great progress in understanding the work made in this century, due to the discovery of Babylonian records and other researches. It is designed to stand by itself as an interpretation of the original, but it will also be useful as an aid to reading the Greek text.
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Nuncius

Nuncius

In addition to the Almagest, his best known work, he composed the Planetary
Hypotheses (a description of a physical model for ... For a list of dated
observations in the Almagest, see Olaf Pedersen, A Survey of the Almagest (
Odense: Odense ...

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Annali di storia della scienza.
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Columbus zwischen zwei Welten

Columbus zwischen zwei Welten

Vgl . Wright , op.cit . , 78 ; Kunitzsch , P. , Der Almagest . Die " Syntaxis
Mathematica " des Claudius Ptolemaeus in arabisch - lateinischer Überlieferung .
Wiesbaden , 1974 ; Pedersen , O. , A Survey of the Almagest . Acta Histor . Scient
.

Author: Titus Heydenreich

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89106735137

Category: America

Page: 1008

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109 of the first issue of this journal ) — it is rather remarkable that that appears to
be only the second publication of any full commentary on the Almagest . ( Olaf
Pedersen , A Survey of the Almagest , Odense University Press , 1974 . Parts of
the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015038765627

Category: Arabian Peninsula

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Acta Historica Scientiarum Naturalium Et Medicinalium

Acta Historica Scientiarum Naturalium Et Medicinalium

One final mathematical characteristic of the Almagest is even more interesting . It
is , of course , true that the notion of a mathematical ... is hinted at by Wussing ,
1965 , p . 197 . 49 4 A Survey of the Almagest example , a 1000 and , ß = 2000.
The.

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ISBN: OSU:32435023615552

Category: Astronomy, Greek

Page: 454

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Categories: Astronomy, Greek

TOOMER PTOLEMY S ALMAGEST DUCKWORTH

TOOMER PTOLEMY S ALMAGEST   DUCKWORTH

I have made no effort to provide a continuous commentary , but refer the reader to
the relevant sections in Olaf Pedersen ' s A Survey of the Almagest ( abbreviated '
Pedersen ' ) and O . Neugebauer ' s A History of Ancient Mathematical ...

Author: Ptolemy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015017156327

Category: Mathematics

Page: 693

View: 847

Ptolemy's "Almagest" is one of the most influential scientific works in history. A masterpiece of technical exposition, it was the basic textbook of astronomy for more than a thousand years, and still is the main source for our knowledge of ancient astronomy. This translation, based on the standard Greek text of Heiberg, makes the work accessible to English readers in an intelligible and reliable form. It contains numerous corrections derived from medieval Arabic translations and extensive footnotes that take account of the great progress in understanding the work made in this century, due to the discovery of Babylonian records and other researches. It is designed to stand by itself as an interpretation of the original, but it will also be useful as an aid to reading the Greek text.
Categories: Mathematics

Journal for the History of Astronomy

Journal for the History of Astronomy

THREE SOLAR LONGITUDES IN THE ALMAGEST DUE TO HIPPARCHUS
HUGH THURSTON , University of British Columbia Chapters 3 and 5 of Book 5 of
Ptolemy ' s ... Olaf Pedersen , A survey of the Almagest ( Odense , 1974 ) , 173 –
7 .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105016498433

Category: Archaeoastronomy

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Proceedings of the First International Symposium for the History of Arabic Science Papers in European languages

Proceedings of the First International Symposium for the History of Arabic Science  Papers in European languages

I ( 1960 ) ; P . Kunitzsch , Der Almagest . Die Syntaxis Mathematica des Claudius
Ptolemäus in arabisch - lateinischer Uberlieferung , Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz ,
1974 ; 0 . Pedersen , A Survey of the Almagest , Odense Univ . Press , 1974 ...

Author: AhĐmad Yusuf HĐasan

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ISBN: UCLA:L0098202328

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The American Historical Association s Guide to Historical Literature

The American Historical Association s Guide to Historical Literature

A survey of the " Almagest . ” Odense : Odense University Press , 1974 . ( Acta
historica scientiarum naturalium et medicinalium , 30 . ) ISBN 87 - 7492 - 087 - 1 .
Detailed historical and technical commentary on Ptolemy ' s astronomical system
.

Author: American Historical Association

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015032275250

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2027

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This entirely new edition of a keystone reference is the place to start researching any topic in any field of history. Hundreds of historians from around the world have selected and provided commentary on the best and most useful works in their fields--almost 27,000 annotated citations--to provide unprecedented bibliographic guidance of extraordinary breadth, from prehistory to the twentieth century. Presented in an accessible format, this completely new work has been ten years in planning and execution. It is divided into sections arranged by chronology and national and regional history, with each section introduced by a brief historiographical essay. And it also contains expanded coverage of Africa, Asia, and North and South America. Each bibliographic citation is identified by a unique reference number and includes all essential data, along with a brief critical annotation written by a specialist in the field. Also included are guides to the contributors of annotations and complete author and subject indexes. An indispensable work for scholars, students, librarians, and general readers, the AHA Guide to Historical Literature is essential for anyone who is serious about history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Fontana History of Astronomy and Cosmology

The Fontana History of Astronomy and Cosmology

Almagest , which is now available in a fine English translation by G. J. Toomer (
London : Duckworth , 1984 , and later New ... An excellent guide to the intricacies
of Ptolemy's Almagest is Olaf Pedersen , A Survey of the Almagest ( Odense ...

Author: John North

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822019091859

Category: Astronomy

Page: 697

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The big bang, black holes, space travel and life in other galaxies - this is the stuff of science fiction and the subject of much current speculation and research on the part of astronomers and cosmologists. Back in the Stone Age, men struggled to build calendars using 30-foot high rocks, while the Phoenicians, Moors and Chinese learnt to map the heavens in order to move around the earth and seas. This book shows how man's chronological needs pulled scientific developments along and helped generate the geometrical and mathematical principles in operation today.
Categories: Astronomy

Copernicus s Originality

Copernicus s Originality

... were advocates of the system of homocentric Cf . O . Pedersen , A Survey of
the Almagest ( 1974 ) , pp . 14 – 16 ; and R . Morelon , “ Wschodnia astronomia
arabska od VIII do XI wieku ” ( 2000 ) , esp . pp . 35 – 36 . spheres , and Thābit
Ibn ...

Author: Michał Kokowski

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105115149119

Category: Science

Page: 314

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Archaeoastronomy Bulletin

Archaeoastronomy Bulletin

... (Hipparchus year = 365 + h - l/300 days) REFERENCES : l) Ptolemy, The
Almagest, trans. by R. C. Taliaferro, Great Books of the Western World, l6 □ l-478
, Chicago, l952. 2) Pedersen, 0., A Survey of the Almagest, Odense 0. Press, l974
.

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ISBN: UOM:39015015763496

Category: Archaeoastronomy

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Archives Internationales D histoire Des Sciences

Archives Internationales D histoire Des Sciences

A Survey of the Scientific Manuscripts in the Egyptian National Library . Malibu :
Undena Publications , 1985 . Knorr , W.R . ... syntaxis mathematica , 2 vols .
Leipzig , 1889-1903 . English translation in G.J. Toomer , Ptolemy's Almagest .

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ISBN: UVA:X002291889

Category: Science

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