Transit of Venus mathematics please.

  1. 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.

  2. jcsd
  3. selfAdjoint

    selfAdjoint 8,147
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    Have you looked at this site ? It's somewhat ahistorical, but it does cover the simple geometric methods.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2004
  4. Thanks so much selfadjoint - that will be absolutely great. :-)

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