| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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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