Notes to Philosophy 167: Class 5 -- Other Developments in Astronomy from 1609 to 1642 -- Part 12.

Smith, George E. (George Edwin), 1938-
2014-09-30

Synopsis: The State of "Predictive Astronomy" in 1630 -- The Transit of Mercury in 1631 -- Impact of the Transit on Predictive Astronomy -- The Issue of Planetary Dimensions -- The Problem of the Solar Parallax.

Subjects
Astronomy--Philosophy.
Astronomy--History.
Philosophy and science.
Mercury (Planet)--Transit.
Celestial mechanics.
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Gassendi, Pierre, 1592-1655.
Genre
Curricula.
Lecture notes.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/013029
Original publication
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