On the Greek Origin of the Indian Planetary Model Employing a Double Epicycle

@article{Pingree1971OnTG,
  title={On the Greek Origin of the Indian Planetary Model Employing a Double Epicycle},
  author={D. Pingree},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={1971},
  volume={2},
  pages={80 - 85}
}
  • D. Pingree
  • Published 1971
  • Philosophy, Geology
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
The development of geometric models to explain the inequalities of planetary motion in terms of combinations of circular motions is characteristic of Greek astronomy, and derives its initial bias from statements of the Pythagoreans, Plato, and Aristotle regarding the structure of the universe and, in the case of Aristotle, the difference between the mechanics of the sublunar centre of the cosmos and that of the celestial spheres. It is hardly necessary to point out here that among the devices… Expand
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