## A Course of Mathematics: In Two Volumes : for the Use of Academies, as Well as Private Tuition, Volume 2Samuel Campbell, Evert Duyckinck, T. & J. Swords, 1816 |

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**the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis**, gives for the maximum limit of the compression . 2. From 2. From the various results of careful admeasurements it happens FIGURE OF THE EARTH . 93.### Other editions - View all

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absciss altitude axis ball base beam becomes body centre of gravity circle column consequently Corol cosine cubic curve cycloid cylinder denote density descending determine diameter direction distance earth equa equal equation equilibrio EXAM expression feet find the fluent fluid force given fluxion gives greatest Hence horizontal hyperbola inches inclined plane length lever logarithm measured motion moving nearly oblique ordinate parabola parallel pendulum perpendicular plane pressure prob PROBLEM projectile prop proportion PROPOSITION quantity radius ratio rectangle resistance right angles right line roots Scholium sides sin² sine solid angle space specific gravity spherical excess spherical triangle square supposed surface tangent theorem theref tion trapezium variable velocity vertical vibrations weight whole

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