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From Eudoxus to Einstein
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Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Spheres and circles; 3. The Ptolemaic universe; 4. Developments in geocentric astronomy; 5. The heliocentric universe; 6. Tycho Brahe, Kepler and the ellipse; 7. Galileo, the telescope and Keplerian astronomy; 8. The universal theory of gravitation; 9. Celestial mechanics; 10. The asteroids and the outer planets; 11. New methods; 12. Mercury and relativity; References; Index.

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Describes development of theories of planetary motion, emphasizing interaction between progress in mathematics and astronomy.

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Christopher Linton is Head of the Mathematical Sciences Department at Loughborough University.

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'Linton presents the 4000 year history of astronomy from a refreshingly different viewpoint ... His treatment is thorough and clear, but not daunting.' New Scientist 'The homework requisite for the task Linton has undertaken is demanding, both in extent and depth. He has done it thoroughly and well.' Journal for the History of Astronomy

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