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Archive for History of Exact Sciences

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 291–309 | Cite as

Hipparchus's determination of the length of the tropical year and the rate of precession

  • Noel M. Swerdlow
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Bibliographical Abbreviations

HAMA

O. Neugebauer,A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy (Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences 1), 3 pts., Berlin-Heidelberg-New York, 1975

Heiberg

Claudii Ptolemaei opera quae extant omnia, vol. I, 2 pts.Syntaxis mathematica, ed.J. L. Heiberg, Leipzig, 1898–1903

JHA

Journal for the History of Astronomy

Manitius

Ptolemäus,Handbuch der Astronomie, trans.K. Manitius, 2 vols., Leipzig, 1912–13, repr. Leipzig, 1963

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© Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Noel M. Swerdlow
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  1. 1.Department of Astronomy & AstrophysicsThe University of ChicagoUSA

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