Between Theory and Observations: Tobias Mayer's Explorations of Lunar Motion, 1751-1755 (Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Phy

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ISBN: 9781441913135
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
Number of pages: 246
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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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