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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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Student's Class Book of Astronomy

Francis Bullock - 1873 - 238 pages
...their Orbits, the varying Velocities of the planets, the Paths of Comets, the motion of the Tides, the Precession of the Equinoxes, and the Nutation of the Earth's Axis (lessons 14, 18, 22, 27, 30). 2. Q. How is the Moon Kept in her Orbit round the Earth ? A. Bodies are...
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Library of Universal Knowledge: Being a Reprint Entire of the Last ..., Volume 3

1879 - 876 pages
...inclination of the earth's axis to the ecliptic is 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 Regius Professor of Astronomy...
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The national encyclopædia. Libr. ed, Volume 10

National cyclopaedia - 1879 - 698 pages
...special degree of influence or prosperity. PRECESSION AND NUTATION, the abbreviated way of expressing the Precession of the Equinoxes and the Nutation of the Earth's Axis. These phenomena should always be considered in connection with the rotation of the earth, of which...
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The Columbian Cyclopedia, Volume 4

1897 - 842 pages
...inclination of the earth's axis to the ecliptic is not constant, a fact including the explanation of the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis. Latterly B. became Regius prof, of astronomy at Greenwich, where his observations further enriched...
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CHAMBER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE

1901 - 888 pages
...inclination of the earth's axis to the ecliptic is not constant, a fact including the explanation of the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis. In 1742 Bradley succeeded Halley as regius professor of Astronomy at Greenwich, where, by his observations,...
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The Living Age, Volume 240

1904 - 914 pages
...the circumference of an infinitely distant sphere, and the discoveries of the rotation of the earth, the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis were made on this hypothesis. The fixity of the positions of the stars in the sky has served as the...
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Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based ..., Volume 1

Marcus Benjamin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick, Gerald Van Casteel, George Jotham Hagar - 1910 - 556 pages
...the inclination of the earth's axis BRADLEY BRAKE to the ecliptic is not constant, which explained the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis, and a discovery that forms an important epoch in astronomy; left in MS. thirteen volumes of observations,...
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The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science

1869 - 528 pages
...force which it balances, a second depending on the ellipticity of our planet, and serving to produce the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis, while the third, much smaller in magnitude, depends on the attraction of the tidal waters on the moon....
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Philosophical Magazine

1869 - 1020 pages
...force which it balances, a second depending on the ellipticity of our planet, and serving to produce the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis, while the third, much smaller in magnitude, depends on the attraction of the tidal waters on the moon....
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Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827: A Life in Exact Science

Charles Coulston Gillispie, Ivor Grattan-Guinness - 2000 - 338 pages
...force on the surface of homogeneous spheroids in equilibrium 2. The motion of the tides, together with the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis 3. The oscillations of the atmosphere caused by the gravitational action of the sun and the moon. The...
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