Between Theory and Observations : Tobias Mayer's Explorations of Lunar Motion, 1751-1755, Hardback Book

Between Theory and Observations : Tobias Mayer's Explorations of Lunar Motion, 1751-1755 Hardback

Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences series

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In the 18th century, purely scientific interests as well as the practical necessities of navigation motivated the development of new theories and techniques to accurately describe celestial and lunar motion. "Between Theory and Observations" presents a detailed and accurate account, not to be found elsewhere in the literature, of Tobias Mayer's important contributions to the study of lunar motion-including the creation of his famous set of lunar tables, which were the most accurate of their time.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 246 pages, 22 Tables, black and white; 54 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 246 p. 54 illus.
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of mathematics
  • ISBN: 9781441913135

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