| Charles Hutton - 1816 - 618 pages
...greater number of observations differ but little from — , which the computation from the phenomena of **the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis,** gives for the maximum limit of the compression. 3- From 2. From the various results of careful admeasurements... | |
| Abraham John Valpy - 1818 - 594 pages
...the refraction of light while passing through the atmosphere ; — the attractions of mountains ; — **the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis** ; — the irregular figure and balancing of Saturn's ring, and the dependence of that balancing upon... | |
| Cagnoli (M., Antonio) - 1819 - 56 pages
...combine this theory of Newton with the hypothesis of the elliptical form of the earth, we shall find **that the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis are** sufficiently accounted for. Other arguments indeed, in favour of the elliptical form, may be derived... | |
| 1841 - 488 pages
...altitudes; the refraction of light while passing through the atmosphere; the attraction of mountains; **the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis** ; the irregular figure and balancing of Saturn's ring, and the dependence of that balancing upon that... | |
| Charles Hutton - 1822 - 680 pages
...greater number df observations differ but little from -rr--/ which the computation from the phenomena of **the precession of the equinoxes and the nutation of the earth's axis,** gives for the maximum limit of the compression. 2. Prom the various results of careful admeasurements... | |
| 1823 - 894 pages
...complete discussion of this important subject, we refer the reader to the article Tim:. SECT. IX. Of **the Precession of the Equinoxes, and the Nutation of the Earth's Axis.** 406 Precession Jt now remains to consider the precession of the equinoctial' Ч1""ПОс1'а' P°'ntsiw't'1... | |
| 1824 - 492 pages
...at their surfaces ; the tides ; the oscillations of the atmosphere ; the attractions of mountains ; **the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis;** the irregular figure and the balancing of Saturn's ring, and the dependance of that balancing upon... | |
| 1830 - 768 pages
...of the .methods are considered. It is also a singular deduction from theory, that the phenomena of **the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis, are** exactly what they would be if die earth was an oblate spheroid of revolution. The whole series of facts,... | |
| Mary Somerville - 1831 - 710 pages
...of the consecutive tides it is also proved that the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation in **the earth's axis, are the same as if the sea formed one solid mass with the earth.** The third kind of oscillations are the semidiurnal tides, so remarkable on our coasts ; they are occasioned... | |
| Mary Somerville - 1831 - 720 pages
...of the consecutive tides it is also proved that the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation in **the earth's axis, are the same as if the sea formed one solid mass with** (he earth. The third kind of oscillations are the semidiurnal tides, so remarkable on our coasts ;... | |
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