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|All Authors / Contributors:||
George Howard Darwin, Sir; Francis Darwin, Sir
|Notes:||This edition first published 1908.
|Description:||xvi, 516 p. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface; 1. On the bodily tides of viscous and semi-elastic spheroids, and on the ocean tides upon a yielding nucleus; 2. Note on Thomson's theory of the tides of an elastic sphere; 3. On the precession of a viscous spheroid, and on the remote history of the Earth; 4. Problems connected with the tides of a viscous spheroid; 5. The determination of the secular effects of tidal friction by a graphical method; 6. On the secular changes in the elements of the orbit of a satellite revolving around a tidally distorted planet; 7. On the analytical expressions which give the history of a fluid planet of small viscosity, attended by a single satellite; 8. On the tidal friction of a planet, attended by several satellites, and on the evolution of the solar system; 9. On the stresses caused in the interior of the Earth by the weight of continents and mountains; Index.|
|Series Title:||Cambridge library collection.|
|Responsibility:||George Howard Darwin.|