Studies in Babylonian lunar theory: part III. The introduction of the uniform zodiac

@article{Britton2010StudiesIB,
  title={Studies in Babylonian lunar theory: part III. The introduction of the uniform zodiac},
  author={John Phillips Britton},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={64},
  pages={617-663}
}
  • J. P. Britton
  • Published 14 September 2010
  • Mathematics
  • Archive for History of Exact Sciences
This paper is the third of a multi-part examination of the Babylonian mathematical lunar theories known as Systems A and B. Part I (Britton, AHES 61:83–145, 2007) addressed the development of the empirical elements needed to separate the effects of lunar and solar anomaly on the intervals between syzygies, accomplished in the construction of the System A lunar theory early in the fourth century B.C. Part II (Britton, AHES 63:357–431, 2009) examines the accomplishment of this separation by the… Expand
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