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" If the attraction of the sun for the огпtre of the earth, and of the hemisphere diametrically opposite to him, were diminished by a difficulty in penetrating the interposed matter, the tides would be more obviously affected. Its attraction is the same... "
Mechanism of the Heavens - Page lxix
by Mary Somerville - 1831 - 621 pages
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On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - 1834 - 484 pages
...the scale, it is possible that gravitation may not remain the same throughout every part of space. Perhaps the day may come when even gravitation, no...attraction of the sun for the centre of the earth, and of the hemisphere diametrically opposite to him, were diminished by a difficulty in penetrating the...
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The Connection of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - 1834 - 390 pages
...the scale, it is possible that gravitation may not remain the same throughout every part of space. Perhaps the day may come when even gravitation, no...ultimate principle, may be resolved into a yet more genenral cause, embracing every law that regulates the material world. The action of the gravitating...
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Meteorology: Considered in Its Connexion with Astronomy, Climate, and the ...

Patrick Murphy - 1836 - 308 pages
...mode of action are unknown."* And that the anticipation of Mrs. Somervill, when she states, " that perhaps the day may come, when even gravitation, no...principle, may be resolved into a yet more general * Dr. Wm. Prout, in his " Abstract of Observations on Atmospheric Air," page 568, observes that " the...
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Tales about the sun, moon, and stars

Peter Parley (pseud.) - 1837 - 406 pages
...the glimpse of many preceding inquirers, and with the persuasion, for years past entertained, that " perhaps the day may come, when even gravitation, no longer regarded as an ultimate principle, may be VI. The formal denial of the pretended " Lunar Discoveries" of the same indefatigable astronomer, appears,...
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Poems: Now First Collected

Chandos Leigh - 1839 - 434 pages
...Vathek, p. 217. P. 63,1. 15. Even gravitation, of material laws The rule, may sink into a wider cause. " Perhaps the day may come when even gravitation, no...embracing every law that regulates the material world." — SOMERVILLE on the Connexion of the Physical Sciences, p. 409. NOTES SIXTH EPISTLE TO A FRIEND IN...
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On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - 1840 - 852 pages
...gravitation itself, is only a particular case of the still more general principle of electric action. The action of the gravitating force is not impeded...attraction of the sun for the centre of the earth, and of the hemisphere diametrically opposite to him, were diminished by a difficulty in penetrating the...
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On the Connection of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - 1846 - 496 pages
...gravitation itself, is only a particular case of the still more general principle of electric action. The action of the gravitating force is not impeded...densest substances. If the attraction of the sun for the center of the earth, and of the hemisphere diametrically opposite to him, were diminished by a difficulty...
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On the Connection of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - 1846 - 506 pages
...gravitation itself, is only a particular case of the still more general principle of electric action. The action of the gravitating force is not impeded...densest substances. If the attraction of the sun for the center of the earth, and of the hemisphere diametrically opposite to him, were diminished by a difficulty...
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On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - 1849 - 568 pages
...gravitation itself is only a particular case of the still more general principle of electric action. The action of the gravitating force is not impeded...attraction of the sun for the centre of the earth, and of the hemisphere diametrically opposite to him, were diminished by a difficulty in penetrating the...
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Tales about the sun, moon, and stars

Peter Parley (pseud.) - 1862 - 326 pages
...the glimpse of many preceding inquirers, and with the persuasion, for years past entertained, that, " perhaps the day may come, when even gravitation, no...embracing every law that regulates the material world "* VIII. I have given a full account of Lord Kosse's celebrated Telescopes, and remarked in some degree...
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