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NEW Book by Stephen Wolfram: “Predicting the Eclipse: A Multimillennium Tale of Computation”

New book by Stephen Wolfram—Predicting the Eclipse: A Multimillennium Tale of Computation

Total eclipses of the Sun are rare and dramatic—and on April 8, 2024, one will cross the US. But when exactly will it happen? In this short but richly illustrated book, prominent scientist and computation pioneer Stephen Wolfram tells the triumphant and hard-won story—spanning more than two thousand years—of how science, mathematics and computation have brought us to the point where we can now predict the time of the eclipse to within one second. Learn how the problem of eclipses brought us some of the earliest exact science, the first known computer, contributions from many of the all-time greats of mathematics and physics, and critical technology for the space program. See how all this provides a clear, modern understanding of a phenomenon that has surprised and amazed throughout human history.

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This book includes:

  • An appendix on eclipse computation in Wolfram Language
  • Maps for where to see the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse
  • Tables of the dates, types, timing and locations of future eclipses
  • A historical account of how eclipses have been predicted in the past, beginning with the Greeks and the first computer 2000 years ago
POSTED BY: Paige Vigliarolo

Join Wolfram U for a livestream where they'll explore the upcoming eclipse with the Wolfram Language on April 3, 2024:

POSTED BY: Paige Vigliarolo
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