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A Manual of Spherical and Practical Astronomy, 2 vol. set
A Manual of Spherical and Practical Astronomy 2 vol set Author:William Clauvenet This book is the final, revised edition of "Spherical and Practical Astronomy:" the first work in English to apply the mathematical techniques still in use today to the solution of astonomical problems. And even though the first edition appeared nearly a century ago, the author's exposition of these tecniques is so rigorous and comprehensive th... more »at his book is still a standard work. It has been in steady use for over 97 years as a textbook for students, a reference book for astronomers, and a practical manual for navigators.
Vol. One: Spherical Astronomy
Vol. Two: Theory and Use of Astronomical Instruments, Method of Least Squares« less