K & E series on knots and everything 31Mindsteps to the Cosmos9812381236, 9789812381231

Author : Gerald S. Hawkins
Description:Mindsteps to the Cosmos shows how modern global civilization depends on giant leaps of understanding that have been made in the past. Science and technology have been inspired and formulated by the sky the cosmos in which we live. Human development could not have taken place on a cloud-shrouded planet. Mathematics was invented to track the movements of the sun, moon and stars even though back then these were thought to be gods. The space program has taken us beyond the earth, and satellite systems are exploring to the ends of the visible universe. This book provides the reader with algorithms to construct personal computer programs for finding the position of the moon and planets, and for calculating dates through historic periods in the Egyptian as well as the old and new style calendars. __________ , , . - - , . , . , , . , . , , .
Categories: Physics Astronomy: Astrophysics
Year :2002
Publisher : World Scientific
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 357
File Info : pdf 71 Mb