Planetary Astronomy from the Renaissance to the Rise of Astrophysics, Part A, Tycho Brahe to Newton

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Juli 2003



The International Astronomical Union and the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science have sponsored a major work on the history of astronomy, which the Press publishs are in four volumes, three of which will be divided into two parts. Publication commenced with volume 4, part A. The history of astronomy has never been tackled on this scale and depth and this major synthesis breaks wholly new ground. The individual chapters of each volume have been prepared by leading experts in every field of the history of astronomy.


Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Tycho, Gilbert and Kepler: Part II. The Impact of the Telescope: Part III. Planetary, Lunar and Cometary Theories Between Kepler and Newton: Part IV. The Newtonian Achievement in Astronomy: Glossary of technical terms; Illustrations: acknowledgements and sources; Index; Part V. Early Phases in the Reception of Newton's Theory: Part VI. Celestial Mechanics During the Eighteenth Century: Part VII. Observational Astronomy and the Application of Theory in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries: Part VIII. The Development of Theory During the Nineteenth Century: Part IX. The Application of Celestial Mechanics to the Solar System to the End of the Nineteenth Century.


"Together the articles in Volume 2 comprise the best history of celestial mechanics yet written....these books will constitute a substantial contribution to the history of astronomy. The original vision of the project remains intact, and like all good history, this one raises further questions that future astronomers and historians will want to address." Steven J. Dick, Sky & Telescope
EAN: 9780521542050
ISBN: 0521542057
Untertitel: 'Interdisciplinary Perspectives'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2003
Seitenanzahl: 300 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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