| William Nicholson - 1809 - 700 pages
...njs of light. From the mean quantity of this difference he ingeniously foand, that the ratio ofthe **velocity of light to the velocity of the earth in its orbit,** was as 10,313 to 1, or that tight moves 10,313 times faster than the earth moves in its orbit about... | |
| John Mason Good - 1819 - 736 pages
...motion of the rays of light. From the mean quantity of this difference he ingeniously found, that ihe **ratio of the velocity of light to the velocity of the earth in its orbit,** was as 10;) 13 to I, nr that light moves 10313 times faster than the earth moves in its orbit abtut... | |
| William Nicholson - 1821 - 406 pages
...the progressive rays of light. From the mean quantity of this difference, he ingeniously found, that **the ratio of the velocity of light, to the velocity of the earth in its orbit,** was as 10,313 to 1, or that light moves 10,313 times faster than the earth moves in its orbit about... | |
| William Nicholson - 1821 - 406 pages
...progressive rays of light. From the mean quantity of this difference, he ingeniously found, I hiit **the ratio of the velocity of light, to the velocity of the earth in its orbit,** was as 10,313 to 1, or that light moves 10,313 times faster than the earth moves in its orbit about... | |
| Mary Somerville - 1831 - 710 pages
...refer Jupiter to a place in which he is not. His true position is in the diagonal of the parallelogram, **whose sides are in the ratio of the velocity of light...the velocity of the earth in its orbit, which is as** 192000 to 19. In consequence of aberration, none of the heavenly bodies are in the place in which they... | |
| Mary Somerville - 1834 - 658 pages
...refer Jupiter to a place in which he is not. His true position is in the diagonal of the parallelogram, **whose sides are in the ratio of the velocity of light...the earth were at rest, rays from a star would pass** along the axis of a telescope directed to it : but if the earth were to begin to move in its orbit,... | |
| Mary Somerville - 1835 - 532 pages
...Jupiter to a place in which he is not. His true position is in the diagonal1 of the parallelogram, **whose sides are in the ratio of the velocity of light...the velocity of the earth in its orbit, which is as** 190,000 to 19, or 10,000 to 1. In consequence of the aberration of light, the heavenly bodies seem... | |
| John Narrien - 1845 - 484 pages
...visible, and s' becomes the apparent place of the star. Now the ratio of M E' to E E' is equal to that **of the velocity of light to the velocity of the earth in its orbit** ; and (PL Trigon., art. 57.) ME' : BE' :: sin. MEE' : sin EME'. But the angle MEE' may be considered... | |
| Mary Somerville - 1849 - 568 pages
...Jupiter to a place in which he is not. His true position is in the diagonal (N. 97) of the parallelogram, **whose sides are in the ratio of the velocity of light...the velocity of the earth in its orbit, which is as** 190,000 to 19, or 10,000 to 1. In consequence of the aberration of light, the heavenly bodies seem... | |
| Agnes Mary Clerke - 1890 - 494 pages
...aberration, is to make them appear to describe little ellipses, the semi-axes of which depend upon **the ratio of the velocity of light to the velocity of the earth in its orbit.** But the sun's orbital movement being conducted, so far as experience yet goes, in one direction, the... | |
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