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" ... solid parts, by their cohesion, nearly destroy that part of the centrifugal force which gives the particles a tendency to accumulate at the equator, though not altogether ; otherwise the sea, by the superior mobility of its particles, would flow towards... "
On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences - Page 51
by Mary Somerville - 1834 - 458 pages
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Book IV. Of the theory of universal gravitation. Book V. Abridgment of the ...

Pierre Simon marquis de Laplace - 1809 - 406 pages
...centre. It is even necessary, for the stability of the equilibrium of the waters of the ocean, that their density should be less than the mean density of the Earth ; otherwise, when agitated by the winds and other causes, they would overflow their limits, and inundate the adjoining...
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The Connection of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - 1834 - 390 pages
...whose compression is -L. Such, however, cannot be the form of the earth, because the strata increases in density towards the centre. The lunar inequalities...liable to inundations from storms and other causes. On th^ whole, it appears from theory that a horizontal line passing round the earth, through both poles,...
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On the Connection of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - 1846 - 506 pages
...superior mobility of its particles, would flow toward the equator and leave the poles dry. Beside, it is well known, that the continents at the equator...axis in the plane of the equator, and its minor axis coincident with the axis of the earth's rotation (N. 121). It is easy to show, in a spheroid whose...
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On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - 1849 - 570 pages
...and leave the poles dry. Besides, it is well known, that the continents at the equatoraremoreelevated than they are in higher latitudes. It is also necessary...axis in the plane of the equator, and its minor axis coincident with the axis of the earth's rotation (IST. 121). It is easy to show, in a spheroid whose...
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The Dynamical Theory of the Formation of the Earth, Volume 2

Archibald Tucker Ritchie - 1850 - 648 pages
...equilibrium."f * Confirmed by the eighth Theorem. Mrs. Somerville confirms this when she asserts that— " It is also necessary for the equilibrium of the ocean,...liable to inundations from storms and other causes." And again— " One of the most remarkable circumstances in the theory of the tides is the assurance...
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The Dynamical Theory of the Formation of the Earth, Volume 2

Archibald Tucker Ritchie - 1850 - 678 pages
...equilibrium. "-f• Confirmed by the eighth Theorem. Mrs. Somerville confirms this when she asserts that — " It is also necessary for the equilibrium of the ocean, that its density should he less than the mean density of the earth, otherwise the continents would be perpetually liable to...
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Hydrodynamics

Sir Horace Lamb - 1916 - 732 pages
...anticipate from Art. 200, is that the necessary and sufficient condition of stability of the ocean is that its density should be less than the mean density of the earth*. 226. This is perhaps the most suitable occasion for a few additional remarks on the general question...
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Hydrodynamics

Sir Horace Lamb - 1916 - 708 pages
...anticipate from Art. 200, is that the necessary and sufficient condition of. stability of the ocean is that its density should be less than the mean density of the earth*. 226. This is perhaps the most suitable occasion for a few additional remarks on the general question...
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