4 edition of **Ptolemy"s Almagest** found in the catalog.

Ptolemy"s Almagest

Ptolemy

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Published
**1984**
by Duckworth in London
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Written in English

- Astronomy -- Early works to 1800

**Edition Notes**

Statement | translated and annotated by G.J. Toomer. |

Series | Duckworth classical, medieval, and renaissance editions |

Contributions | Toomer, G. J. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QB41 .P957x 1984b |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | ix, 693 p. : |

Number of Pages | 693 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL3006023M |

ISBN 10 | 0715615882 |

LC Control Number | 84673280 |

He used formulae for the Crd function which are analogous to our formulae for sin(a + b), sin(a - b) and to create a table of the Crd function at intervals of 1 / 2 a occupies the first two of the 13 books of the Almagest and then, quoting again from the introduction, we give Ptolemy's own description of how he intended to develop the rest of the mathematical astronomy in the work. Ptolemy's Almagest is one of the most influential scientific works in history. A masterpiece of technical exposition, it was the basic textbook of astronomy for more than a thousand years, and still is the main source for our knowledge of ancient astronomy. This translation, based on the standard Greek text of Heiberg, makes the work accessible Reviews: 7.

In the first book of the Almagest, Ptolemy describes his geocentric system and gives various arguments to prove that, in its position at the center of the universe, the Earth must be immovable. Not least, he showed that if the Earth moved, as some earlier philosophers had suggested, then certain phenomena should in consequence be observed. Looking for books by Ptolemy? See all books authored by Ptolemy, including The Almagest: Introduction to the Mathematics of the Heavens, and Ptolemy: Tetrabiblos, and more on

In the book Amalgest, Ptolemy provided a blend of mathematics and geography in which he sought to provide a model for astronomical functions and the movement of heavenly bodies using his theory of epicycles. This theory proposed that earth was the center of the universe and that all other planets and stars orbited our planet in a broadening. ptolemy’s tetrabiblos or quadripartite: being four books of the influence of the stars. newly translated from the greek paraphrase of proclus. with a preface, explanatory notes, and an appendix, containing extracts from the almagest of ptolemy, and the whole of his centiloquy;File Size: 1MB.

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Ptolemy: Almagest Book I 1. Preface 2. On the Order of The Theorems 3. That the Heavens Move Spherically 4. That Also the Earth, Taken as A Whole, is Sensibly Spherical 5. That the Earth is in the Middle of the Heavens 6.

That the Earth has the Ratio of a Point to the Heavens 7. That the Earth Does Not an any Way Move Locally. Almagest, astronomical manual written about ad by Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus of Alexandria).

It served as the basic guide for Islamic and European astronomers until about the beginning of the 17th century. Its original name was Mathematike Syntaxis (“The Mathematical Arrangement”); Almagest arose as an Arabic corruption.

A Modern Almagest: An updated version of Ptolemy's Almagest The Almagest of Claudius Ptolemy is often unfairly disparaged by modern commentators for a number of supposed failings. Firstly, it is often alleged that Ptolemy's adoption of circular orbits is a major source of error in his model.

Astronomer. The book that is now generally known as the Almagest (from a hybrid of Arabic and Greek, “the greatest”) was called by Ptolemy Hē mathēmatikē syntaxis (“The Mathematical Collection”) because he believed that its subject, the motions of the heavenly bodies, could be explained in mathematical terms.

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The Tetrabiblos, or 'four-part book' of Ptolemy is one of the most important surviving ancient texts on Astrology. Claudius Ptolemy, the second century C.E. author of this book, is best known as the originator of the Ptolemaic system. The Earth stood fixed at the center of the universe, with crystalline spheres within spheres whirling around it.

Ptolemy’s aim in the Almagest is to construct a kinematic model of the solar system, as seen from the earth. In other words, the Almagest outlines a relatively simple geometric model which describes the apparent motions of the sun, moon, and planets, relative to the earth, but does notFile Size: 1MB.

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Claudius Ptolemy wrote the Almagest, the work that defined astronomy for over 1, years. The Almagest included a catalogue of over a thousand stars, recording their positions, constellations, and relative brightnesses; and a mathematical model predicting the movements of the planets.

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