This item the almagest introduction to the mathematics of the heavens set up a giveaway customers who viewed this item also viewed page 1 of 1 start over page 1 of 1 this shopping feature will continue to load items in order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The almagest is by far the greatest work in astronomy in ancient times in a massive series of thirteen books ptolemy shows how every detail of the motions of the sun moon planets and stars can be expressed using geometrical models that can be used to compute celestial positions with remarkable . The almagest is one of those books that is much talked about but rarely read more often than not people refer to it as the source of the bad old geocentric astronomy gloriously surpassed by copernicuss heliocentric system. The almagest book i chapter 1 introduction 23 chapter 2 on the order of the theorems 26 chapter 3 that the heavens are spherical and move as a sphere 27 chapter 4 that the earth also is sensibly spherical as a whole 29 chapter 5 that the earth is in the middle of the heavens 30 chapter 6 that the earth has the ratio of a point to the . Item 6 the almagest introduction to the mathematics of the heavens by claudius ptolemy the almagest introduction to the mathematics of the heavens by claudius ptolemy 2078 free shipping
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