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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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Lives of Philosophers of the Time of George III.

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1855 - 492 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 Philosophers of the Time of George III.

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1855 - 526 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 Philosophers of the Time of George III.

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1855 - 520 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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The Intellectual Observer, Volume 3

1863
...principal object of the present paper, will require greater detail in their treatment. They are called the Precession of the Equinoxes, and the Nutation of the Earth's Axis. Unlike refraction, which is a variable element, and aberration, which is constant in quantity, and...
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The American Journal of Science and Arts

1864 - 474 pages
...of the tidal wave may quantitatively be determined in the same manner as that employed in computing the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis. The varied distribution of land and water, the unequal and unknown depth of the ocean, and the as yet...
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The American Journal of Science and Arts

1864 - 968 pages
...of the tidal wave may quantitatively be determined in the same manner as that employed in computing the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis. The varied distribution of land and water, the unequal and unknown depth of the ocean, and the as yet...
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The Correlation and Conservation of Forces: A Series of Exposition

Edward Livingston Youmans - 1865 - 490 pages
...of the tidal wave may quantitatively be determined in the same manner as that employed in computing the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis. The varied distribution of land and water, the unequal and unknown depth of the ocean, and the as yet...
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Biography: Or, Third Division of "The English Encyclopedia", Volume 1

Charles Knight - 1866
...of the problem of vibrating chords, nnd the motion of a column of air ; in 1749 he did the same for the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis, the latter of which had been just discovered by Bradley. In 1752 he published his ' Essay on the Resistance...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for ..., Volume 2

1868 - 862 pages
...inclination of the earth's axis to the ecliptic ia not constant, a fact including the explanation of the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis. This discovery constitutes a great epoch in astronomy. Latterly, B. became Begins Professor of Astronomy...
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Works, Volume 1

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1872 - 536 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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