Calendrical Calculations / Edition 3

Calendrical Calculations / Edition 3

by Nachum Dershowitz, Edward M. Reingold
     
 

This new edition of the popular calendars book expands the treatment of the previous edition to new calendar variants: generic cyclical calendars and astronomical lunar calendars as well as the Korean, Vietnamese, Aztec, and Tibetan calendars. As interest grows in the impact of seemingly arbitrary calendrical systems upon our daily lives, this book frames the… See more details below

Overview

This new edition of the popular calendars book expands the treatment of the previous edition to new calendar variants: generic cyclical calendars and astronomical lunar calendars as well as the Korean, Vietnamese, Aztec, and Tibetan calendars. As interest grows in the impact of seemingly arbitrary calendrical systems upon our daily lives, this book frames the calendars of the world in a completely algorithmic form. 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. The fascinating historical settings, general calendar descriptions, and lavish illustrations will appeal to anyone with an interest in religion, history, astronomy, or is just curious about calendars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521702386
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,467,949
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface
1Introduction3
2The Gregorian Calendar33
3The ISO Calendar43
4The Julian Calendar47
5The Coptic and Ethiopic Calendars57
6The Islamic Calendar63
7The Persian Calendar69
8The Baha'i Calendar77
9The Hebrew Calendar85
10The Mayan Calendars105
11The Old Hindu Calendars119
12Time and Astronomy135
13The French Revolutionary Calendar161
14The Chinese Calendar169
15The Modern Hindu Calendars189
Coda221
AFunction, Parameter, and Constant Types221
BLisp Implementation231
C Some Sample Data287
Index293

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