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Author Chabás, José, 1948-

Title A survey of European astronomical tables in the late Middle Ages / by José Chabás and Bernard R. Goldstein
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
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Series Time, astronomy, and calendars, 2211-632X ; v. 2
Time, astronomy, and calendars ; v. 2
Contents List of Tables; List of Figures; Preface; Introduction; Chapter One Chronology; 1. Epochs and Intervals; 2. Number of Days from the Beginning of an Era; 3. Conversion of Dates; Chapter Two Trigonometry and Spherical Astronomy; 1. Sines and Chords; 2. Solar Declination; 3. Shadow Table; 4. Right Ascension; 5. Oblique Ascension; 6. Ascensional Difference; 7. Length of Daylight; 8. Meridian Altitude of the Sun; 9. Time of Day from the Altitude of the Sun; Chapter Three Equation of Time; Chapter Four Precession and Apogees; 1. Trepidation (Access and Recess); 2. Apogees
Summary This is a survey of the numerous astronomical tables compiled in the late Middle Ages, which represent a major intellectual enterprise. Such tables were often the best way available at the time for transmitting precise information to the reader
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Astronomy -- To 1500 -- Tables -- History.
Astronomy, Medieval -- Europe.
Ephemerides -- History -- To 1500.
Genre/Form History.
Tables (Data)
Form Electronic book
Author Goldstein, Bernard R.
LC no. 2012009594
ISBN 9004230599 (electronic bk.)
9789004230590 (electronic bk.)