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Islamic Astronomical Tables

Benno van Dalen
Publisher: 
Ashgate Publishing
Publication Date: 
2014
Number of Pages: 
364
Series: 
Variorum Collected Studies Series
Price: 
165.00
ISBN: 
9781472422385
Category: 
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Preface; Part 1 Methods for Analysing Astronomical Tables: A statistical method for recovering unknown parameters from medieval astronomical tables; On Ptolemy’s table for the equation of time; A table for the true solar longitude in the Jami’ Zij; Al-Khwarizmi’s astronomical tables revisited: analysis of the equation of time; Origin of the mean motion tables of Jai Singh. Part 2 Studies of Zijes: The Zij-i Nasiri by Mahmud ibn ‘Umar. The earliest Indian-Islamic astronomical handbook with tables and its relation the Ala i Zij; A second manuscript of the Mumtahan Zij; Re-editing the tables in the Sabi’ Zij by al-Battani (ca. AD 900) (with Fritz S. Pedersen); Dates and eras in the Islamic world: era chronology in astronomical handbooks; Indexes.

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