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Wonderful Hipparchos structure

Annotation

The work presents Hipparchos’s reasoning and calculations dealing with the determination of “stellar magnitude”, one of the star properties, which has been used until present. N. Pogson and Weber-Fechner laws are also stated. The work shows that almost two centuries BC Hipparchos came to the idea of logarithms and number e without suspecting of its existence.

Keywords

Hipparchos; brightness; stellar magnitude; evolution; judgment of the world; physical experiment.

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523.8

Pages

1094-1097

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Scientific articles

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