MATHEMATICS AND THE ART OF NAVIGATION: THE ADVANCE OF SCIENTIFIC SEAMANSHIP IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND

@article{Rose2004MATHEMATICSAT,
  title={MATHEMATICS AND THE ART OF NAVIGATION: THE ADVANCE OF SCIENTIFIC SEAMANSHIP IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND},
  author={Susan Rose},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Historical Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={175 - 184}
}
  • Susan Rose
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Physics
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
Abstract This paper examines the extent to which English seamen in the later sixteenth century began to employ astronomical observations and mathematical calculations in navigation instead of relying largely on practical experience. It discusses the manuals of seamanship that were published in increasing numbers at this period and also looks at the availability of instruction in the necessary mathematics. The popularity of some texts including Waghenaer's theMariner's Mirrour, a book combining… 
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