Eclipse Prediction in Mesopotamia

@article{Steele2000EclipsePI,
  title={Eclipse Prediction in Mesopotamia},
  author={J. Michael Steele},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={54},
  pages={421-454}
}
  • J. Steele
  • Published 1 February 2000
  • Philosophy, Mathematics
  • Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Dans cet article, l'auteur analyse les diverses methodes qui ont ete developpees par les astronomes mesopotamiens permettant de predire les eclipses de soleil et de lune. Le choix de ces methodes dans leur utilisation est explique et des remarques concernant les methodes generales de prediction des eclipses sont proposees. 
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