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Newcomb, Simon Astronomer, Canada, United States 1835 - 1909

Overview
Works: 5 works in 6 publications in 2 languages and 12 library holdings
Genres: Observations 
Classifications: QB44, 520
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Most widely held works by Simon Newcomb
An investigation of the orbit of Uranus : with general tables of its motion by Simon Newcomb( Book )

2 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the general integrals of planetary motion by Simon Newcomb( Book )

1 edition published in 1874 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algebra for schools and colleges by Simon Newcomb( Book )

1 edition published in 1883 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Uranian and Neptunian systems investigated with the 26-inch Equatorial of the United States Naval Observatory by Simon Newcomb( Book )

1 edition published in 1875 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The present paper contains the first extended discussion of observations with the 25-inch Equatorial which was mounted at the United States Naval Observatory. For the convenience of astronomers who may hereafter be engaged in researches of the satellites of Uranus and Neptune, tables of these objects are appended, whereby the apparent position of any satellite relative to the planet at any epoch within certain limits may be obtained in a few minutes. The frequency with which minute stars, which could not, from their aspect, be distinguished from satellites, were seen around the planet Uranus in the course of these observations rendered empherides of the positions of the satellites necessary to identify those objects with certainty
Newcomb-Engelmanns Populäre Astronomie by Simon Newcomb( Book )

1 edition published in 1905 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Furnished with more than a hundred figures, maps and tables, this book was first published in 1878 by Simon Newcomb (1835-1909), a noted mathematician and professor at the United States Naval Observatory. A meticulous work, originally intended to be of use to the general reader as well as the student, it provides a view of astronomy as it stood on the eve of General Relativity, and inevitably includes some theories which have since been disproved. Newcomb outlines a brief history of astronomy, from ancient Greece (when the planets were thought to be fixed in crystal spheres), to the application of the new laws of thermodynamics and the latest observations of the solar system. Included are a rejection of the then prevalent theory that the sun has a cool interior and its own inhabitants, details of the anomaly of Mercury's orbit according to Newtonian theory, and thorough observational guides
 
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