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Ptolemy

Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199235940
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191727122
Ptolemy

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, responsible for the most significant work of trigonometry of ancient times. Usually known by its Arabic name Almagest (‘The

Reference Entry.  74 words. 

Subjects: Pure Mathematics

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