cAlīqushjī and Regiomontanus: Eccentric Transformations and Copernican Revolutions

@article{Ragep2005cAlqushjAR,
  title={cAlīqushjī and Regiomontanus: Eccentric Transformations and Copernican Revolutions},
  author={F. Jamil Ragep},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={2005},
  volume={36},
  pages={359 - 371}
}
  • F. J. Ragep
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
In 1973, Noel Swerdlow presented a new and significant reconstruction ofhow Copernicus arrived at the heliocentric theory. I This reconstruction was based upon several bits of newly-interpreted information, most importantly a set of notes in Copernicus's hand contained in an Uppsala University manuscript. These notes provided compelling evidence that Copernicus had transformed Ptolemy's epicyclic models of the planets into eccentric models as a first step in developing a Sun-centred astronomy.2… 
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