From Eudoxus to Einstein: A History of Mathematical Astronomy
Hardcover. 532 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.3in. x 1.2in.Since humans first looked towards the heavens, they have attempted to predict and explain the motions of the sun, moon, and planets. This book describes the theories of planetary motion that have been developed through the ages, from the homocentric spheres of Eudoxus to Einsteins general theory of relativity. It emphasizes the interaction between progress in astronomy and in mathematics, demonstrating how the two have been inextricably linked since Babylonian times. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780521827508
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'Linton presents the 4000 year history of astronomy from a refreshingly different viewpoint ? His treatment is thorough and clear, but not daunting.' New Scientist
'The homework requisite for the task Linton has undertaken is demanding, both in extent and depth. He has done it thoroughly and well.' Journal for the History of Astronomy
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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