Taking Latitude with Ptolemy: al- Novel Geometric Model of the Motions of the Inferior Planets

  title={Taking Latitude with Ptolemy: al- Novel Geometric Model of the Motions of the Inferior Planets},
  author={Glen van Brummelen},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
  • G. V. Brummelen
  • Published 2006
  • Geology, Philosophy
  • Archive for History of Exact Sciences
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