The Double-Argument Lunar Tables of Cyriacus

@article{Saliba1976TheDL,
  title={The Double-Argument Lunar Tables of Cyriacus},
  author={G. Saliba},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={1976},
  volume={7},
  pages={41 - 46}
}
  • G. Saliba
  • Published 1976
  • Philosophy
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
One of the contributions of Moslem astronomers has been the development of computational techniques! which rendered astronomical tables easily accessible to people who were not necessarily "initiated" into the intricacies of the Ptolemaic planetary theory. One such astronomer, a priest by the name of Qiryaqus (Cyriacus), has left us a zij (an astronomical handbookj" of considerable length containing this kind of highly developed technique. With one set of planetary tables, about 10,000 values… Expand
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