References for Tobias Mayer

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  1. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/370940/Johann-Tobias-Mayer

Books:

  1. A G Kästner, Elogium Tobiae Mayeri (Göttingen, 1762).
  2. E G Forbes, The Euler-Mayer correspondence (1751-55) : a new perspective on eighteenth- century advances in the lunar theory (Macmillan, London, 1971).
  3. E G Forbes, Tobias Mayer (1723-62) : pioneer of enlightened science in Germany (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, 1980).
  4. E G Forbes (ed.), The unpublished writings of Tobias Mayer (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, (1972).
  5. A Berry, A Short History of Astronomy (London, 1898), 282.

Articles:

  1. R Eck, Tobias Mayer, Johann David Michaelis, Carsten Niebuhr und die Göttinger Methode der Längenbestimmung, Gauss-Ges. Göttingen Mitt. 22 (1985), 73-81.
  2. E G Forbes, Tobias Mayer's method of measuring the areas of irregular polygons, Ann. of Sci. 26 (4) (1970), 319-329.
  3. E G Forbes, Tobias Mayer's contributions to the development of lunar theory, J. Hist. Astronom. 1 (2) (1970), 144-154.
  4. E G Forbes, Tobias Mayer's contributions to observational astronomy, J. Hist. Astronom. 11 (1) (1980), 28-49.

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