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Transit of Venus mathematics please.

  1. Jun 11, 2004 #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.

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  3. Jun 11, 2004 #2


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    Have you looked at http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/sunearthday/2004/2004images/VT_Activity3.pdf [Broken] ? It's somewhat ahistorical, but it does cover the simple geometric methods.
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  4. Jun 12, 2004 #3
    Thanks so much selfadjoint - that will be absolutely great. :-)

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