The Structure and Function of Ptolemy's Physical Hypotheses of Planetary Motion

@article{Murschel1995TheSA,
  title={The Structure and Function of Ptolemy's Physical Hypotheses of Planetary Motion},
  author={Andrea Murschel},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={1995},
  volume={26},
  pages={33 - 61}
}
  • Andrea Murschel
  • Published 1 February 1995
  • Mathematics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
Dans son livre, « les hypotheses planetaires », Ptolemee etudie la structure de l'univers, et les lois qui gouvernent les mouvements planetaires, a partir de modeles et de calculs mathematiques, permettant de determiner la position des planetes 

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