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Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry
Preface vii 1 Heavenly Mathematics 1 2 Exploring the Sphere 23 3 The Ancient Approach 42 4 The Medieval Approach 59 5 The Modern Approach: Right- Angled Triangles 73 6 The Modern Approach: ObliqueExpand
The end of an error: Bianchini, Regiomontanus, and the tabulation of stellar coordinates
AbstractGiovanni Bianchini’s fifteenth-century Tabulae primi mobilis is a collection of 50 pages of canons and 100 pages of tables of spherical astronomy and mathematical astrology, beginning with aExpand
Book Review: The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth: The Early History of Trigonometry
Glen Van Brummelen: The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth is published by Princeton University Press and copyrighted, © 2009, by Princeton University Press. All rights reserved. No part ofExpand
Filling in the short blanks: musings on bringing the historiography of mathematics to the classroom
Writing a history of early trigonometry brought me to confront in a practical way some difficult historiographic questions. What does it mean to know a theorem? How does one determine what belongs toExpand
Lunar and Planetary Interpolation Tables in Ptolemy's Almagest:
Les tables astronomiques etablies par Ptolemee pour determiner les calculs de longitude des planetes ont ete corrigees, mais ne modifient pas de facon significative ses valeurs
4. The Medieval Approach
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