A Survey of the Almagest: With Annotation and New Commentary by Olaf Pedersen,Alexander Jones PDF

By Olaf Pedersen,Alexander Jones

The Almagest, by means of the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is crucial surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, supplying historians worthwhile perception into the astronomy and arithmetic of the traditional world.

Pedersen's 1974 e-book, A Survey of the Almagest, is the newest in an extended culture of partners to the Almagest. half paraphrase and half statement, Pedersen's paintings has earned the common compliment of historians and serves because the definitive introductory textual content for college kids attracted to learning the Almagest.

In this revised version, Alexander Jones, a wonderful authority at the historical past of early astronomy, presents supplementary details and remark to the unique textual content to account for scholarship that has seemed seeing that 1974. This revision additionally contains a number of corrections to Pedersen's unique textual content which were pointed out on the grounds that its publication.

This quantity is meant to supply scholars of the background of astronomy with a self-contained advent to the Almagest, assisting them to appreciate and take pleasure in Ptolemy's nice and classical work.

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