The Joint Journey of Mathematics and Astronomy in the Ancient World

@inproceedings{Berggren2010TheJJ,
  title={The Joint Journey of Mathematics and Astronomy in the Ancient World},
  author={J. L. Berggren},
  year={2010}
}
In this paper we shall show some ways in which mathematics intervened to allow ancient and medieval astronomers to solve problems that they had not been able to solve previously. We shall, as well, discuss some of the ways in which astronomical problems stimulated developments in ancient mathematics. We shall begin with mathematical astronomy in Babylon, during a period when astronomy was a purely numerical exercise.We shall then look at some aspects of Greek astronomy, when theories of the… Expand
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