The Resource Between Theory and Observations : Tobias Mayer's Explorations of Lunar Motion, 1751-1755, by Steven Wepster, (electronic resource)

Between Theory and Observations : Tobias Mayer's Explorations of Lunar Motion, 1751-1755, by Steven Wepster, (electronic resource)

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Between Theory and Observations : Tobias Mayer's Explorations of Lunar Motion, 1751-1755
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Between Theory and Observations
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Tobias Mayer's Explorations of Lunar Motion, 1751-1755
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by Steven Wepster
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  • eng
  • eng
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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. Tobias Mayer, a German mathematician and astronomer, was among the most notable scientists of the time in the area of lunar theory. "Between Theory and Observations" presents a detailed and rigorous account of Tobias Mayer’s work; his famous contribution is his extensive set of lunar tables, which were the most accurate of their time. This book gives a complete and accurate account, not to be found elsewhere in the literature, of Tobias Mayer's important contributions to the study of lunar motion. The book highlights and examines three of Mayer's major achievements: - The computational scheme embodied in Mayer's lunar tables is examined and traced back to the scheme of Newton's 1702 lunar theory with its decidedly non-dynamical characteristics. - Mayer's dynamical lunar theory is compared to Euler's work in celestial mechanics of the same period. Evidence is presented refuting the commonly held opinion that Mayer's lunar theory was simply a modification of Euler's theory. - Mayer's technique of adjusting the coefficients of his lunar tables to fit an extensive collection of observational data is examined in detail. The scale of Mayer's effort was unprecedented and preceded the invention of the least squares method by half a century. This volume is intended for historians of mathematics and/or astronomy as well as anyone interested in the historical development of the theory of lunar motion
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Wepster, Steven
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  • 521.094309033
  • 523.33
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English
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QA21-27
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences,
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  • Astronomy
  • History of Mathematical Sciences
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
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Between Theory and Observations : Tobias Mayer's Explorations of Lunar Motion, 1751-1755, by Steven Wepster, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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text
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Contents
The Quest for Lunar Theory -- The Pioneer#x2019;s Work -- A Manual to the Tables -- Theoria Lunae -- The Horrocks Legacy -- Multisteps in -- #x2018;Hausbackene Combinationen#x2019; -- Further Aspects of Model Fitting -- Concluding Observations
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unknown
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1st ed. 2010.
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1 online resource (246 p.)
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online
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9781441913142
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computer
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  • c
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10.1007/978-1-4419-1314-2
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remote
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  • (CKB)2670000000006993
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Between Theory and Observations : Tobias Mayer's Explorations of Lunar Motion, 1751-1755, by Steven Wepster, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
The Quest for Lunar Theory -- The Pioneer#x2019;s Work -- A Manual to the Tables -- Theoria Lunae -- The Horrocks Legacy -- Multisteps in -- #x2018;Hausbackene Combinationen#x2019; -- Further Aspects of Model Fitting -- Concluding Observations
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2010.
Extent
1 online resource (246 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441913142
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4419-1314-2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000006993
  • (EBL)511459
  • (OCoLC)646877895
  • (SSID)ssj0000372625
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11262417
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000372625
  • (PQKBWorkID)10422120
  • (PQKB)10419433
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4419-1314-2
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC511459
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000006993

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