| 1842 - 446 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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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