2 edition of **A Survey of the Almagest** found in the catalog.

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Published
**2011**
by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC in New York, NY
.

Written in English

- Mathematics,
- History

**Edition Notes**

Statement | by Olaf Pedersen ; edited by Alexander Jones |

Series | Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences |

Contributions | Jones, Alexander, SpringerLink (Online service) |

The Physical Object | |
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Format | [electronic resource] : |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL25538248M |

ISBN 10 | 9780387848259, 9780387848266 |

The Almagest: Animic Tales by n/a and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Almagest is divided into 13 books. Book One gives Ptolemy’s geocentric (Earth-centered) plan of the solar system, mentioning the Earth’s spherical shape and its size in relation to the fixed stars. Book Two contains the earliest surviving work on trigonometry. Book Three deals with the motion of the Sun and the length of the year.

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 Olaf Pedersen, Early Physics and Astronomy: A Historical Introduction, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, (ISBN ) External links. 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.

Ptolemy now demonstrates that these two hypotheses produce the same appearances not only at apogee, perigee, and the quadrants, but are altogether the same at all times, so long as the relevant lengths remain the same (i.e, that the deferent and the eccentric have the same radius and that the epicicle's radius equals the eccentric's eccentricity). An Updated Version of Ptolemy’s Model of the Solar System, The University of Texas at Austin, [published online]; O. Pedersen, A Survey of the Almagest. With Annotation and New Commentary by Alexander Jones, New York-Dordrecht, (first edition ); G. Aujac, Claude Ptolémée: Astronome, astrologue, géographe, Paris, , third.

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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\'.

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.

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A Survey of the Almagest; The mathematics and the spherical astronomy of the first two Books of the Almagest contained what Ptolemy considered the Author: Olaf Pedersen.

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/5(4).

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 2 uses spherical trigonometry to explain cartography and astronomical phenomena.

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.

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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"". 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 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.

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A Survey Of The Almagest. [REVIEW] Raymond Mercier - - British Journal for the History of Science 11 (1) Empires of Time: Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures by Anthony F. Aveni. After all, the Almagest is a notoriously difficult book.

Already in late antiquity there were several commentaries that stepped the student through Ptolemy's arguments. Modern readers need a guide as well.

Olaf Pederson's Survey, first published in (so. 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 F. This could well be changed by the book under review. Professor Pedersen’s A Survey of the Almagest grew out of a series of lectures, and its purpose, as modestly described by the author, is “to help students of the history of astronomy to understand and appreciate Ptolemy’s great and classic work.”.

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.

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