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Steele, John M.

Ancient Astronomical Observations and the Study of the Moon’s Motion (1691-1757)

Steele, John M. - Ancient Astronomical Observations and the Study of the Moon’s Motion (1691-1757), ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
John M. Steele

2. Edmond Halley’s Discovery of the Secular Acceleration of the Moon
John M. Steele

3. A Forgotten Episode in the History of the Secular Acceleration: William Whiston, Arthur Ashley Sykes and the Eclipse of Phlegon
John M. Steele

4. The Gradual Acceptance of the Existence of the Secular Acceleration During the 1740s
John M. Steele

5. Eighteenth-Century Views of Ancient Astronomy
John M. Steele

6. The First Detailed Study of the Moon’s Secular Acceleration: Richard Dunthorne
John M. Steele

7. An Integrated Approach: Tobias Mayer
John M. Steele

8. The Final Synthesis: Jérôme Lalande
John M. Steele

9. Epilogue
John M. Steele

Keywords: Mathematics, History of Mathematical Sciences, Astronomy, Observations and Techniques, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology, History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
2012
Series
Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781461421498

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