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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, in three parts, describes three phases in the development of the modern theory and calculation of the Moon's motion. Part I explains the crisis in lunar theory in the 1870s that led G.W. Hill to lay a new foundation for an analytic solution, a preliminary orbit he called the "variational curve." Part II is devoted to E.W. Brown's completion of the new theory as a series of successive perturbations of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wilson, Curtis.
Hill-Brown theory of the Moon's motion.
New York : Springer, ©2010
(DLC) 2010928346
(OCoLC)647071578
Named Person: George William Hill; Ernest W Brown; Ernest W Brown; George William Hill
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Curtis Wilson
ISBN: 144195936X 9781441959362 1441959378 9781441959379
OCLC Number: 654395427
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 323 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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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This book, in three parts, describes three phases in the development of the modern theory and calculation of the Moon's motion. Part III describes the revolutionary developments in time-measurement  Read more...

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