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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 110
by Mary Somerville - 1834 - 458 pages
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Distinguished Men of Modern Times, Volume 3

Henry Malden - 1838 - 528 pages
...the analytical solutions of the problem of vibrating chords, and the motion of a column of air; of the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis, the phenomenon itself having been recently observed by Bradley. In 1752 he completed his researches...
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Distinguished Men of Modern Times: In Four Volumes, Volume 3

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - 1838 - 530 pages
...the analytical solutions of the problem of vibrating chords, and the motion of a column of air; of the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis, the phenomenon itself having been recently observed by Bradley. In 1752 he completed his researches...
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An Introduction to Astronomy: Designed as a Textbook for the Use of Students ...

Denison Olmsted - 1839 - 304 pages
...order to obtain its true place, are called Equations. Thus the elliptical form of the earth's orbit, the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis, severally affect the place of the sun in his apparent orbit, for which equations are applied. In a...
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The Mathematical Principles of Mechanical Philosophy and Their Application ...

John Henry Pratt - 1842 - 620 pages
...calculate the principal moments of inertia of the Earth, which were required in Art. 470, in calculating the Precession of the Equinoxes and the Nutation of the Earth's Axis. PROP. To calculate the principal moments of inertia of the Earth, supposing it to consist of layers...
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Kosmos: A General Survey of Physical Phenomena of the Universe, Volume 1

Alexander von Humboldt - 1845 - 514 pages
...phenomenon itself can be genetically explained. Even after we have allowed for all that belongs to the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis, as consequences of the influence of the sun and moon upon the spheroidal figure of our planet, to the...
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Unity of Purpose, Or Rational Analysis: Being a Treatise Designed to ...

Augustus Young - 1846 - 304 pages
...motion of light, and in which it is said that Dr. Bradley was the discoverer of the inequalities 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 ; and from the length...
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Lives of Men of Letters & Science who Flourished in the Time of George III.

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1846 - 566 pages
...the difficulty in 1749. The other great problem, the investigation of which occupied D'Alembert, was the Precession of the equinoxes and the Nutation of the earth's axis, according to the theory of gravitation. Sir Isaac Newton, in the xxxix. prop, of the third book, had...
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Lives of Men of Letters and Science, who Flourished in the Time of ..., Volume 2

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1846 - 318 pages
...the difficulty in 1749. The other great problem, the investigation of which occupied D'Alembert, was the Precession of the equinoxes and the Nutation of the earth's axis, according to the theory of gravitation. Sir Isaac Newton, in the xxxix. prop. of the third book, had...
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On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - 1849 - 570 pages
...is mere conjecture. From the formulae which determine the difference of the consecutive tides, it is proved that the precession of the equinoxes, and the...the earth. Oscillations of the third kind are the semdiurnal tides so remarkable on our coasts. They are occasioned by the combined action of the sun...
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Critical and miscellaneous essays, by an octogenarian (J. Roche).

James Roche - 1851 - 624 pages
...the confirmation of the Newtonian system. The work had been preceded in 1749, by his " Researches on the Precession of the Equinoxes," and the " Nutation of the Earth's Axis." His " Opuscules Mathematiques," extending to eight tomes in quarto, and embracing a large collection...
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