Essays on Medieval Computational Astronomy.

By: Bergón, José Chabás
Contributor(s): Goldstein, Bernard R
Series: Time, Astronomy, and Calendars Ser: Publisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2014Copyright date: ©2015Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (421 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789004281752Subject(s): Astronomy, Medieval.;Astronomy -- TablesGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Essays on Medieval Computational AstronomyDDC classification: 521.01/51 LOC classification: QB26 .C43 2014Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Introduction -- Part 1. Conjunctions and Oppositions -- Chapter 1. Nicholaus de Heybech and His Table for Finding True Syzygy -- Chapter 2. Computational Astronomy: Five Centuries of Finding True Syzygy -- Chapter 3. Transmission of Computational Methods within the Alfonsine Corpus: The Case of the Tables of Nicholaus de Heybech -- Part 2. Planetary Motions -- Chapter 4. Ptolemy, Bianchini, and Copernicus: Tables for Planetary Latitudes -- Chapter 5. Displaced Tables in Latin: The Tables for the Seven Planets for 1340 -- Chapter 6. Computing Planetary Positions: User-Friendliness and the Alfonsine Corpus -- Part 3. Sets of Tables -- Chapter 7. Andalusian Astronomy: al-Zīj al-Muqtabis of Ibn al-Kammād -- Chapter 8. Early Alfonsine Astronomy in Paris: The Tables of John Vimond (1320) -- Chapter 9. John of Murs's Tables of 1321 -- Chapter 10. Isaac Ibn al-Ḥadib and Flavius Mithridates: The Diffusion of an Iberian Astronomical Tradition in the Late Middle Ages -- Part 4. Other Tables -- Chapter 11. Ibn al-Kammād's Star List -- Chapter 12. Astronomical Activity in Portugal in the Fourteenth Century -- Index.
Summary: In Essays on Medieval Computational Astronomy the authors provide examples of original and intelligent approaches and solutions given by medieval astronomers to the problems of their discipline, mostly presented in the form of astronomical tables.
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Intro -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Introduction -- Part 1. Conjunctions and Oppositions -- Chapter 1. Nicholaus de Heybech and His Table for Finding True Syzygy -- Chapter 2. Computational Astronomy: Five Centuries of Finding True Syzygy -- Chapter 3. Transmission of Computational Methods within the Alfonsine Corpus: The Case of the Tables of Nicholaus de Heybech -- Part 2. Planetary Motions -- Chapter 4. Ptolemy, Bianchini, and Copernicus: Tables for Planetary Latitudes -- Chapter 5. Displaced Tables in Latin: The Tables for the Seven Planets for 1340 -- Chapter 6. Computing Planetary Positions: User-Friendliness and the Alfonsine Corpus -- Part 3. Sets of Tables -- Chapter 7. Andalusian Astronomy: al-Zīj al-Muqtabis of Ibn al-Kammād -- Chapter 8. Early Alfonsine Astronomy in Paris: The Tables of John Vimond (1320) -- Chapter 9. John of Murs's Tables of 1321 -- Chapter 10. Isaac Ibn al-Ḥadib and Flavius Mithridates: The Diffusion of an Iberian Astronomical Tradition in the Late Middle Ages -- Part 4. Other Tables -- Chapter 11. Ibn al-Kammād's Star List -- Chapter 12. Astronomical Activity in Portugal in the Fourteenth Century -- Index.

In Essays on Medieval Computational Astronomy the authors provide examples of original and intelligent approaches and solutions given by medieval astronomers to the problems of their discipline, mostly presented in the form of astronomical tables.

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