Claudius ptolemy is discussed including his biography and the history surrounding him at the time that he made his famous discoveries in geography and astronomy. His name, claudius ptolemy, is of course a mixture of the greek egyptian 'ptolemy' and the roman 'claudius' this would indicate that he was descended from a greek family living in egypt and that he was a citizen of rome, which would be as a result of a roman emperor giving that 'reward' to one of ptolemy's ancestors. Claudius ptolemy contributions to science: ~ wrote the almagest which used geometry to explain the motions and positions of the planets, sun, and moon against.

Claudius ptolemy ca 100-178 home his contribution here was to find the first known mathematical relationship between the angles of the rays of refracted light. Claudius ptolemy's great contribution to astronomy was his famous work the almagest, which presented formally the astronomical theories of the day that had evolved from the great debates within the different greek philosophical schools. Claudius ptolemy born: about 85 in egypt this work determined astronomy as a science terms of an original contribution, since there does not appear to have. Ptolemy's most major contribution was his calculation of the positions of the planets and his planatary model this was a huge scientific advancement with the knowledge of the positions of the planets, humans can learn even more about the outside world.

Scholarship supported science in this world where faith and science were not yet seen as two, irreconcilable cultures greek mathematics and its modern heirs ptolemy's geography. Data science, indiana university, bloomington, indiana, usa [email protected] the classical geography by claudius ptolemy into modern coordinates from. While greek mathematician and astronomy claudius ptolemy's geocentric theory was incorrect, he was able to explain the motions of heavenly bodies, according to iowa state university's polaris project the central rappahannock regional library also says ptolemy used geometry to predict the movement. The contributed by claudio ptolomeo to the most important science and society were related to the knowledge of astronomy and the universe claudius ptolemy was born in egypt around ad 85 and died in alexandria in about ad 165 (the date is not precisely known.

The greek astronomer, astrologer, and geographer claudius ptolemy (ca 100-ca 170) established the system of mathematical astronomy that remained standard in christian and moslem countries until the 16th century ptolemy is known to have made astronomical observations at alexandria in egypt between. It allows us to examine how science works, in slow motion (about 15 centuries worth) ptolemy started with a large body of observations and a small number of. Claudius ptolemy with an armillary sphere he used to predict solstice dates and other celestial sights public domain, via wikimedia commons the science of astronomy began in ancient times when observers began charting what they saw in the sky they didn't always understand what they observed, but.

Claudius ptolemy by angie mancuso not only was ptolemy brilliant, he was an alexandrian astronomer, geographer, and mathematician. Ptolemaic astronomy, that is, the astronomy of claudius ptolemy's mathematical compilation, (μαθηματικη συνταξις) synthesized some five hundred years' effort to account for the observed motions of the stars, sun, and planets on the assumption that their proper motions were uniform. Claudius ptolemy was an egyptian astronomer who is known most importantly for supporting the geocentric theory, stating that the earth was the center of the universe he was later proven wrong by copernicus, who proved that all of the planets revo. Claudius is a roman nomen ptolemy's bearing of it thus proves that he was a roman citizen it would have suited custom if the first of ptolemy's family who became a citizen (whether it was he or an ancestor) took the nomen from a roman called claudius, who was in some sense responsible for granting citizenship.

Early astronomers: ptolemy, aristotle, copernicus, and galileo articles on his place in science and his telescope, his mistakes on predicting the tides, a. Ptolemy took a giant step in the science of mapmaking, but he had no successor for nearly 1,400 years a fundamental contribution to knowledge of the catalogue.

This video reveals a lot of interesting facts about some famous astronomers and their contribution to the field of claudius ptolemy: easy science for kids. In ancient greece, astronomer and mathematician claudius ptolemy (ad 90-168) set up a model of the solar system in which the sun, stars, and other planets revolved around earth known as the. Claudius ptolemy born: about 85 in egypt died: about 165 in alexandria, egypt one of the most influential greek astronomers and geographers of his time, ptolemy propounded the geocentric theory in a form that prevailed for 1400 years.

Claudius ptolemys contributions to science

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