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This new edition of the successful calendars book expands the treatment of the previous edition to new calendar variants. It frames the calendars of the world in a completely algorithmic form. The authors describe fourteen calendars and how they relate to one another: the present civil calendar (Gregorian), the recent ISO commercial calendar, the old civil calendar (Julian), the Coptic and (virtually identical) Ethiopic calendars, the Islamic (Moslem) calendar; the Baha'i, the Hebrew (Jewish) calendar, the Mayan ...
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Overview

This new edition of the successful calendars book expands the treatment of the previous edition to new calendar variants. It frames the calendars of the world in a completely algorithmic form. The authors describe fourteen calendars and how they relate to one another: the present civil calendar (Gregorian), the recent ISO commercial calendar, the old civil calendar (Julian), the Coptic and (virtually identical) Ethiopic calendars, the Islamic (Moslem) calendar; the Baha'i, the Hebrew (Jewish) calendar, the Mayan calendars, the French Revolutionary calendar, the Chinese calendar, and both the old (mean) and new (true) Hindu (Indian) calendars. Easy conversion among these calendars is a by-product of the approach, as is the determination of secular and religious holidays. Calendrical Calculations makes accurate calendrical algorithms readily available for computer use with LISP and Java code for all the algorithms included on CD, and updates available on the Web.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521777520
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/30/2001
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Frontispieces
List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
1 Introduction 3
I Arithmetical Calendars 45
2 The Gregorian Calendar 47
3 The Julian Calendar 63
4 The Coptic and Ethiopic Calendars 75
5 The ISO Calendar 83
6 The Islamic Calendar 87
7 The Hebrew Calendar 95
8 The Ecclesiastical Calendars 117
9 The Old Hindu Calendars 127
10 The Mayan Calendars 141
11 The Balinese Pawukon Calendar 153
II Astronomical Calendars 163
12 Time and Astronomy 165
13 The Persian Calendar 211
14 The Baha'i Calendar 223
15 The French Revolutionary Calendar 233
16 The Chinese Calendar 241
17 The Modern Hindu Calendars 267
Coda 299
App. A Function, Parameter, and Constant Types 303
App. B Lisp Implementation 317
App. C: Sample Data 395
References 401
Index 403
Envoi 423
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