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Chapter Two

Alan C. Bowen and Robert B. Todd

in Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomy: A Translation of The Heavens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233256
eISBN:
9780520928510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233256.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter states that the fixed stars are different from the planets which move within the zodiacal band in a direction opposite to the movement of daily rotation. It also demonstrates what causes ... More


For the Second Edition: On The "Cosmologic Problem"

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174631
eISBN:
9781400888689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter considers the so-called “cosmologic problem” in greater detail. According to Einstein, the problem can be roughly formulated as: on account of our observations on fixed stars we are ... More


Tres Epistolae

in On Sunspots

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226707150
eISBN:
9780226707174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226707174.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the contents of Tres Epistolae, Christoph Scheiner's three letters to Galileo about sunspots which he wrote under the name Apelles. It the first letter, Scheiner shared his ... More


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