Learning Medieval Astronomy through Tables: The Case of the Equatorie of the Planetis

@article{Falk2016LearningMA,
  title={Learning Medieval Astronomy through Tables: The Case of the Equatorie of the Planetis},
  author={S. Falk},
  journal={Centaurus},
  year={2016},
  volume={58},
  pages={6-25}
}
  • S. Falk
  • Published 2016
  • Mathematics
  • Centaurus
Medieval tables can be rich sources of evidence about the practices of the mathematicians and astronomers who used them. This paper analyses an important set of tables, revealing their compiler's learning practices and elucidating a valuable document of inexpert science. Peterhouse, Cambridge MS 75.I, ‘The Equatorie of the Planetis’, is a late-14th-century compilation. It contains a treatise describing the construction and use of an equatorium (an astronomical instrument that computes the… Expand

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