# Ancient and Medieval Values for the Mean Synodic Month

@article{Goldstein2003AncientAM, title={Ancient and Medieval Values for the Mean Synodic Month}, author={Bernard R. Goldstein}, journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy}, year={2003}, volume={34}, pages={65 - 74} }

In a paper published shortly before his death, Neugebauer reviewed the transmission of the standard Babylonian value for the mean synodic month (hereafter: M). 1 He restricted his attention to this value for M and did not consider its derivation from the observational record. In other articles and books that he wrote over the years Neugebauer discussed a variety of values for M, but he did not gather these data together in one place. Recently, I argued that the Babylonian values for the lengths…

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