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TABLE OF CONTENTS.
VOLUME THE SECOND.
Of the Theory of Universal Gravitation.
Of the Principle of universal Gravitation......
Of the Masses of the Planets, and of the Law of
Gravity at their Surface....
Of the Perturbations of the Elliptic Motion of the
Of the Perturbations of the Elliptic Motions of
Of the Perturbations of the Motions of the Moon 96
Of the Perturbations of Jupiter's Satellites.... 67
Of the Figure of the Earth and Planets, and the
Law of Gravity at their Surface...
Of the Figure of Saturn's Ring.
Of the Atmosphere of the celestial Bodies....
Of the Ebbing and Flowing of the Sea........ 151
Of the Stability of the Equilibrium of the Sea... 189
Of the Oscillations of the Atmosphere.....
Of the Precession of the Equinoxes, and the Nu-
tation of the Axis of the Earth.....
Of the Libration of the Moon............
Reflections on the Law of Universal Gravitation 225
Abridgment of the History of Astronomy. 239
Of the Ancient Astronomy, as far as the Epoch
of the Foundation of the Alexandrine School
Of Astronomy, since the Foundation of the Alex-
andrine School, to the Arabians.....
Of the Astronomy of the Arabians, the Chinese,