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survey of the Almagest

by Olaf Pedersen

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Published by Odense Universitetsforlag in Odense .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ptolemy, 2nd cent.,
  • Astronomy, Greek.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementOlaf Pedersen.
    SeriesActa historica scientiarum naturalium et medicinalium ;, 30, Acta historica scientiarum naturalium et medicinalium ;, vol. 30.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB41.P9583 P42
    The Physical Object
    Pagination454 p. :
    Number of Pages454
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4790346M
    ISBN 108774920871
    LC Control Number75511250

    The scientific reputation of the Almagest has not fared as well as that of Euclid’s Elements. Nowadays, it is a commonly held belief, even amongst scientists, that Ptolemy’s mistaken adher- ence to the tenets of Aristotelian philosophy—in particular, the immovability of the earth, and theFile Size: 1MB. Current Sponsors Various parts of the Ptolemy project have been supported by the Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Air Force (under the RASSP program, contract FC), theFile Size: 3MB.

    Ptolemy's Almagest is the only surviving comprehensive ancient treatise on astronomy. Babylonian astronomers had developed arithmetical techniques for calculating astronomical phenomena; Greek astronomers such as Hipparchus had produced geometric models for calculating celestial motions. Ptolemy, however, claimed to have derived his geometrical models from selected astronomical Born: c. AD , Egypt, Roman Empire. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Translated by Gherardo da Cremona from an Arabic versionCf. M.B. Stillwell. The awakening interest in science during the first century of printing, , no. In LC copy the date has been altered to on t.p., and on rector and verso of last leaf. Inserted are teh 2 start mpas of J. Honter published at Basel in.

    Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos, or Quadripartite: Being Four Books of the Influence of the Stars; Newly Translated From the Greek Paraphrase of Proclus, With. the Almagest of Ptolemy, and the Whole of His by Ptolemy and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.).Pages:


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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 publication, A Survey of the Almagest, is the most recent in a long tradition of companions to the Almagest.5/5(1).

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 publication, A Survey of the Almagest, is theBrand: Springer-Verlag New York.

Pedersen\'s 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\'.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pedersen, Olaf. Survey of the Almagest. Odense: Odense Universitetsforlag, (OCoLC) Named Person. 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 publication, A Survey of the Almagest, is the most recent in a long tradition of companions to. 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 publication, A Survey of the Almagest, is the most recent in a long tradition of companions to the : Springer New York.

The Survey of the Almagest book, 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 publication, A Survey of the Almagest, is the most recent in a long tradition of companions to the Almagest/5(4).

Pedersen's 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.".

Download Citation | A Survey of the Almagest | - Forward to the revised edition.- Preface.- The almagest through the ages.- Physics and philosophy in the almagest.- Ptolemy as a mathematician Author: Olaf Pedersen.

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A Survey Of The Almagest. Buy A Survey of the Almagest by Olaf Pedersen online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop Range: $60 - $ The Almagest is divided into 13 books.

Book 1 gives arguments for a geocentric, spherical cosmos and introduces the necessary trigonometry, along with a trigonometry table, that allowed Ptolemy in subsequent books to explain and predict the motions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars.

Book 2 uses spherical trigonometry to explain cartography. 92 Book Reviews A Survey of the Almagest By Olaf Pedersen, with annotation and new commentary by Alexander Jones (originally published by Odense University Press, ).

New York (Springer). ISBNpp., $ Ptolemy’s Almagest is a difficult book. The first time I encountered it was in my first year. Ptolemy's Almagest is one of the great books of mathematics, one of the best examples of effective mathematical modeling.

Ptolemy sets out to create a mathematical description of the planets and their motions. Based on vast amounts of empirical data, Eucldean geometry, and trigonometry, he produces a model that allows him to predict the future motions of the planets with a fair amount of.

Ptolemy: Almagest Book I 1. Preface 2. On the Order of The Theorems 3. That the Heavens Move Spherically 4. That Also the Earth, Taken as A Whole, is Sensibly Spherical 5. That the Earth is in the Middle of the Heavens 6. That the Earth has the Ratio of a Point to the Heavens 7.

That the Earth Does Not an any Way Move Locally. Instead of a summary or survey, it presents us with translations of selected portions of the Almagest, chosen to be teachable (if not easy).

The book has pages only, including many pages of commentary and annotation. 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 publication, A Survey of the Almagest, is the most recent in a long tradition of companions to the Almagest. Part paraphrase and part commentary. 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 en's publication, A Survey of the Almagest, is Price: $ You can write a book review and share your experiences.

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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.4/5.

adshelp[at] The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86A.Olaf Pedersen, A Survey of the Almagest, Odense University Press, (ISBN A revised edition, prepared by Alexander Jones, is due to be published by Springer on Novem A revised edition, prepared by Alexander Jones, is due to .Part of the reason for this is that the Almagest is an extremely difficult book for a modern reader to comprehend.

For instance, virtually all of its theoretical results are justified via lengthy and opaque geometric proofs. Moreover, the plane and spherical trigonometry employed by Ptolemy is rather primitive in nature, and, consequently.