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" D'Alembert, was the Precession of the equinoxes and the Nutation of the earth's axis, according to the theory of gravitation. "
On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences - Page 106
by Mary Somerville - 1834 - 458 pages
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A General History of Mathematics from the Earliest Times to the Middle of ...

Charles Bossut - 1803 - 540 pages
...create a mechanism in some respects new. The object was, to assign the physical cause, that produces the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the Earth's axis, according to the newtonian system, Observations had taught, that the axis of the Earth has a circular...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

1803
...considered, whenever very nice calculations of their relative places are examined into. Article V treats on the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis. These are two effects, which arise from the inclination of the terrestrial axis to the plane of the...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

1805
...ring, according to the French philosopher's hypothesis, may be of that kind which has ne stability. The precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis, are very clearly explained : to this explaination succeed observations of a miscellaneous nature, but containing...
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An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Illustrated with Copper Plates, Volume 1

William Nicholson - 1805
...the fame principles to be TsVr of Jupiter's whole gravity. CHAP. IV. OF THE FIGURES OF THE PLANETS; THE PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOXES, AND THE NUTATION OF THE EARTH'S AXIS. o A MASS of fluid matter will, by its gravity, form itfelf into a fphere. For if the whole mafs be...
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The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

Charles Hutton, Royal Society (Great Britain), Richard Pearson - 1809
...Phil. Trans,., VOL. XI. D the worth of any performance of that kind. The first essay is a Theory of the Precession of the Equinoxes, and the Nutation of the Earth's Axis ; which, as is indebted to you for the discovery of the cause on which it is founded, as it also for...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 5, Part 1

1809
...the sea, and the figure of the spheroid -which it surrounds, the phenomena of precession and nutation are the same as if the sea formed one solid mass with that spheroid." III. An Account of two Children, born with Cataracts in their Eyes, to shew that their...
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A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts, Volumes 29-30

William Nicholson - 1811
...same ' equations as the perturbations of the motion of a point attracted toward a fixed centre. Thus the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the Earth's axis, will be expressed by the same formula*, as give the variations of the elliptical elements of the planets....
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The Belfast Monthly Magazine, Volume 6

1811
...same equations as the perturbations of the motion of 'a point attracted toward a fixed centre ; thus the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis, will be expressed by the samefonrru1s, as give the variations of the elh/tical elements of the planets."...
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A Course of Mathematics: In Three Volumes : Composed for the Use of the ...

Charles Hutton - 1811
...number of observations differ but little from — , which the 3U4> computation from the phenomena of the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis, gives for the maximum limit of the compression. 2. From the various results of careful admeasurements...
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A Complete System of Astronomy, Volume 2

Samuel Vince - 1814
...Ou the Precession and Nutation arising from the Action of tlie Moon. i • 1O27. The inequality of the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis, arising from the attraction of the moon in different situations of its nodes, was discovered by Dr....
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