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The Hill-Brown theory of the Moon's motion : its coming-to-be and short-lived ascendancy (1877-1984)

Author: Curtis Wilson
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
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The primary focus of this work is the mathematical, philosophical, and historical interest in the analytic solution to the lunar problem using the Hill-Brown method. It describes the development of  Read more...

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Named Person: George William Hill; Ernest W Brown; Ernest W Brown; George William Hill
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Curtis Wilson
ISBN: 9781441959362 144195936X
OCLC Number: 647071578
Description: xiv, 323 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Hill lays the foundation (1877-1878) --
pt. II. Brown completes the theory (1892-1908), and constructs tables (1908-1919) --
pt. III. Revolutionary developments in time-measurement, computing and data-collection.
Series Title: Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
Responsibility: Curtis Wilson.

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