References for Hipparchus

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  1. G J Toomer, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Hipparchus_(astronomer).aspx
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9040534/Hipparchus

Books:

  1. D R Dicks, The geographical fragments of Hipparchus (London, 1960).
  2. J L E Dreyer, A History of Astronomy from Thales to Kepler (1953).
  3. G Grasshoff, The history of Ptolemy's star catalogue (New York, 1990).
  4. T L Heath, A history of Greek mathematics I, II (Oxford, 1931).
  5. O Neugebauer, A history of ancient mathematical astronomy (New York, 1975).
  6. G Sarton, A History of Science, Vol. 2, Hellenistic Science and Culture in the Last Three Centuries B.C. (1959).

Articles:

  1. A Aaboe, On the Babylonian origin of some Hipparchian parameters, Centaurus 4 (1955), 122-125.
  2. S Drake, Hipparchus- Geminus- Galileo, Stud. Hist. Philos. Sci. 20 (1) (1989), 47-56.
  3. B R Goldstein and A C Bowen, Pliny and Hipparchus's 600-year cycle, J. Hist. Astronom. 26 (2) (1995), 155-158.
  4. A Jones, Hipparchus's computations of solar longitudes, J. Hist. Astronom. 22 (2) (1991), 101-125.
  5. Y Maeyama, Ancient stellar observations : Timocharis, Aristyllus, Hipparchus, Ptolemy - the dates and accuracies, Centaurus 27 (3-4) (1984), 280-310.
  6. Y Maeyama, Determination of the Sun's orbit (Hipparchus, Ptolemy, al-Battani, Copernicus, Tycho Brahe), Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 53 (1) (1998), 1-49.
  7. R Nadal and J-P Brunet, Le 'Commentaire' d'Hipparque. II. Position de 78 étoiles, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 40 (4) (1989), 305-354.
  8. R Nadal and J-P Brunet, Le 'Commentaire' d'Hipparque. I. La sphère mobile, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 29 (3) (1984), 201-236.
  9. O Neugebauer, The early history of the astrolabe, Isis 40 (1949), 240-256.
  10. V M Petersen and O Schmidt, The determination of the longitude of the apogee of the orbit of the sun according to Hipparchus and Ptolemy, Centaurus 12 (1967/1968), 73-96.
  11. L Russo, The astronomy of Hipparchus and his time : a study based on pre-Ptolemaic sources, Vistas Astronom. 38 (2) (1994), 207-248.
  12. N M Swerdlow, Hipparchus's determination of the length of the tropical year and the rate of precession, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 21 (4) (1979/80), 291-309.
  13. N M Swerdlow, Hipparchus on the distance of the sun, Centaurus 14 (1969), 287-305.
  14. G J Toomer, Hipparchus' empirical basis for his lunar mean motions, Centaurus 24 (1980), 97-109.
  15. G J Toomer, The chord table of Hipparchus and the early history of Greek trigonometry, Centaurus 18 (1973/74), 6-28.
  16. G J Toomer, Hipparchus on the distances of the sun and moon, Arch. History Exact Sci. 14 (1974), 126-142.
  17. G J Toomer, The size of the lunar epicycle according to Hipparchus, Centaurus 12 (1967/1968), 145-150.
  18. H Vogt, Versuch einer Wiederstellung von Hipparchs Fixsternverzeichnis, Astronomische Nachrichten 224 (1925), 17-54.

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