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Astronomical Algorithms
Astronomical Algorithms
by Jean Meeus
Edition: Hardcover

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1.0 out of 5 stars Obsolete, 28 Aug. 2013
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This book is very outdated and in many cases just wrong. Most of the equations have no explanation. They are simplifications of modern theories designed to overcome the limitations of older computers. A modern laptop can easily perform the computations of the full theories fast enough to run simulations. Some of the equations presented simply can never have worked. Others produce the wrong results.
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