48th  Top people with craters of the Moon named after them 
Question 1: The hypothesis of eccentric orbits, or equivalently, deferent and epicycles, to explain the apparent motion of the planets and the varying speed of the ________, are also attributed to him.  

Question 2: Apollonius in the Conics further developed a method that is so similar to ________ that his work is sometimes thought to have anticipated the work of Descartes by some 1800 years.  

Question 3: O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Apollonius of Perga", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, ________, http://wwwhistory.mcs.standrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Apollonius.html.  

Question 4: The crater Apollonius on the ________ is named in his honor.  

Question 5: His innovative methodology and terminology, especially in the field of conics, influenced many later scholars including Ptolemy, Francesco Maurolico, ________, and René Descartes.  

Question 6: Apollonius of Perga [Pergaeus] (________: Ἀπολλώνιος) (ca.  

Question 7: 190 BC) was a ________ geometer and astronomer noted for his writings on conic sections.  

Question 8: It was Apollonius who gave the ________, the parabola, and the hyperbola the names by which we know them.  

Question 9: Ptolemy describes this theorem in the ________ XII.1.  

