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Unformatted text preview: Almagest (Latinized from the Arabic for the greatest), c. AD 150. Ptolemy used epicycles, eccentrics, and the equant . Eudoxus (c. 410350 BC): devised system of nested spheres; adopted by Aristotle. But most astronomers preferred geocentric/geostatic epicycle system: Hipparchus (c. 190120 BC) Claudius Ptolemy of Alexandria (c. AD 100160) equant point Earth A C D B Ptolemy's equant center...
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2011 for the course HIS 322 taught by Professor Hunt during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas at Austin.
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