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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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A Course of Mathematics: In Two Volumes : for the Use of Academies ..., Volume 2

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...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 13

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...
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Memoir on a New and Certain Method of Ascertaining the Figure of the Earth ...

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...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volume 5

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...
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A Course of Mathematics for the Use of Academies, as Well as Private Tuition

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...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 3

1823 - 896 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...
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The Glasgow Mechanics' Magazine; and Annals of Philosophy, Volume 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...
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The Foreign Quarterly Review, Volume 5

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,...
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Mechanism of the Heavens

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...
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Mechanism of the Heavens

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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