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Introduction

  • Otto Neugebauer
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Part of the Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (HISTORY, volume 1)

Abstract

Many things are omitted here. The reader who wants to hear about Archimedes taking a bath or about the silver nose of Tycho Brahe can find innumerable books which dwell on these important biographical matters. Nor do I enumerate the pros and cons concerning the place or movement of the earth and the substance of the spheres. The history of these discussions has filled volumes which succeeded, by their sheer mass, almost completely to remove from sight the crucial mathematical arguments which are needed for the prediction of planetary positions, of eclipses and of secular changes, or for the determination of sizes and distances of the celestial bodies.

Keywords

Celestial Body Arabic Translation Hellenistic Period Loeb Classical Library Planetary Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto Neugebauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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