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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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The Magazine of Science, and Schools of Art, Volume 3

1842 - 458 pages
...is mere conjecture. From the formulee which determine the difference of the consecutive tides, it is proved, that the precession of the equinoxes, and...nutation of the earth's axis, are the same as if the tea formed one solid mass with the earth. ' '.-, ,'),--' ,,,r' , of the third kind are the semidiurnal...
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The North American Review, Volume 20

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1825 - 510 pages
...the perturbations of the motion of a single particle of matter attracted towards a fixed centre, so that the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis, would be expressed by the same formulas, as the variations of the elliptical elements of the orbits...
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1904 - 878 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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The Cambridge University Calendar

University of Cambridge - 1827 - 456 pages
...example above, find the error produced in the result by an error of 11" in the altitude. 14. Explain the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the Earth's axis, without analogical reference to the disturhances produced by the Sun in the Moon's motion: and point...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 22

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1847 - 562 pages
...the confirmation of the Newtonian system. The work had been preceded in J 749, by his " Researches on the Precession of the Equinoxes," and the " Nutation of the Earth's Axis." His " Opuscles Mathematiques," extending to eight tomes in quarto, and embracing a large collection...
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Nature, Volume 48

Sir Norman Lockyer - 1893 - 908 pages
...Reserved. JEWTON & CO.'S NEW TOP. Illustrates the Stability due to rotation, in a very novel way. Also the Precession of the Equinoxes, and the Nutation of the Earth's Axis. The Steel Axis follows all the Curves and Angles of any Geometrical Figure. The Top complete, with...
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