| Charles Bossut - 1803 - 580 pages
...create a mechanism in some respects new. The object was, to assign the physical cause, that produces **the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the Earth's axis,** according to the newtonian system, Observations had taught, that the axis of the Earth has a circular... | |
| Tobias Smollett - 1803 - 614 pages
...considered, whenever very nice calculations of their relative places are examined into. Article V treats on **the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis.** These are two effects, which arise from the inclination of the terrestrial axis to the plane of the... | |
| Tobias Smollett - 1805 - 584 pages
...ring, according to the French philosopher's hypothesis, may be of that kind which has ne stability. **The precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis, are** very clearly explained : to this explaination succeed observations of a miscellaneous nature, but containing... | |
| William Nicholson - 1805 - 446 pages
...the fame principles to be TsVr of Jupiter's whole gravity. CHAP. IV. OF THE FIGURES OF THE PLANETS; **THE PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOXES, AND THE NUTATION OF THE EARTH'S AXIS.** o A MASS of fluid matter will, by its gravity, form itfelf into a fphere. For if the whole mafs be... | |
| 1809 - 604 pages
...the sea, and the figure of the spheroid -which it surrounds, the phenomena of precession and nutation **are the same as if the sea formed one solid mass with** that spheroid." III. An Account of two Children, born with Cataracts in their Eyes, to shew that their... | |
| Royal Society (Great Britain) - 1809 - 778 pages
...Phil. Trans,., VOL. XI. D the worth of any performance of that kind. The first essay is a Theory of **the Precession of the Equinoxes, and the Nutation of the Earth's Axis** ; which, as is indebted to you for the discovery of the cause on which it is founded, as it also for... | |
| 1811 - 548 pages
...same equations as the perturbations of the motion of 'a point attracted toward a fixed centre ; thus **the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis,** will be expressed by the samefonrru1s, as give the variations of the elh/tical elements of the planets."... | |
| Charles Hutton - 1811 - 422 pages
...number of observations differ but little from — , which the 3U4> 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. From the various results of careful admeasurements... | |
| William Nicholson - 1811
...same ' equations as the perturbations of the motion of a point attracted toward a fixed centre. Thus **the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the Earth's axis,** will be expressed by the same formula*, as give the variations of the elliptical elements of the planets.... | |
| Samuel Vince - 1814 - 636 pages
...Ou the Precession and Nutation arising from the Action of tlie Moon. i • 1O27. The inequality of **the precession of the equinoxes, and the nutation of the earth's axis,** arising from the attraction of the moon in different situations of its nodes, was discovered by Dr.... | |
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