The Stars of the Almagest

  • Gerd Graßhoff
Part of the Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (HISTORY, volume 14)

Abstract

The most fruitful period of ancient Greek astronomy was the time of Hipparchus and Ptolemy. Up to then Babylonian astronomy succeeded in predicting solar and lunar eclipses with great precision. Its major concern, the calculation of the visibility conditions of the moon and planets, could be achieved by comprehensive algebraic schemes to a high degree of accuracy.

Keywords

Mercury Europe Cage Azimuth Egypt 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Graßhoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Philosophisches SeminarUniversität HamburgHamburg 13Germany

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