The Motion of the Sun

  • Olaf Pedersen
Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)


The mathematics and the spherical astronomy of the first two Books of the Almagest contained what Ptolemy considered the preliminaries necessary to the study of planetary theory, which is the main subject of the whole work, and that part of astronomy in which Ptolemy asserts his own originality in the most convincing way.


Constant Angular Velocity Uniform Motion Vernal Equinox Autumnal Equinox Planetary Theory 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olaf Pedersen
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  1. 1.History of Science DepartmentUniversity of AarhusAarhusDenmark

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