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Transit of Venus mathematics please.

by Adrian Baker
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Adrian Baker
Jun11-04, 09:29 AM
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Hi there

I'm looking for a source of the maths that Halley did, and also that of Horrocks so that I can run through it with some Maths/Physics students.

Google searches have given many different sites, but none have been that good so far.

If anyone could help me with a link, I'd appreciate it.

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Jun11-04, 01:45 PM
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Have you looked at this site ? It's somewhat ahistorical, but it does cover the simple geometric methods.
Adrian Baker
Jun12-04, 12:57 PM
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Thanks so much selfadjoint - that will be absolutely great. :-)

I'm printing it out as we speak....

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