| Industrial arts - 1888
...unexpected by Newton. The effect of this sudden transition from approximation to exactitude stimulated his **mind to still greater efforts. It was now in his power...absolute precision to the actual problems of astronomy** We see the result in the third book of the ' Principia,' which will always remain a mos1 astonishing... | |
| Walter William Rouse Ball - Mathematics - 1889 - 264 pages
...for the slight deviation from a perfectly spherical form of the sun, earth and planets. It was thus **now in his power to apply mathematical analysis with absolute precision to the** explanation of the detailed phenomena of the solar system. This he did in the almost incredibly short... | |
| Walter William Rouse Ball - Mathematics - 1901 - 527 pages
...distance of the moon — a distance amounting to only about sixty times the earth's radius — but **now they were mathematically true, excepting only...absolute precision to the actual problems of astronomy."** Of the three fundamental principles applied in the Princijria we may say that the idea that every particle... | |
| Walter William Rouse Ball - Mathematics - 1901 - 527 pages
...only for the slight deviation from a perfectly spherical form of the sun, earth and planets. We con **imagine the effect of this sudden transition from...absolute precision to the actual problems of astronomy."** Of the three fundamental principles applied in the Princifiia we may say that the idea that every particle... | |
| Edward C. Hegeler - Philosophy - 1914
...distance of the moon — a distance amounting to only about sixty times the earth's radius — but **now they were mathematically true, excepting only...absolute precision to the actual problems of astronomy."** 'Rouse Ball, of. cit., pp. 11, 35, 61, 157. •Ibid., p. 61. The discovery of the theorem by which... | |
| Ernst Mach - Mechanics - 1915 - 106 pages
...distance of the moon, — a distance amounting to only about sixty times the earth's raditu — but **now they were mathematically true, excepting only...five volumes at London in 1779-85, under the title** : haaci Newtoni Opera quce exstant omnia Commentariis illustrabat Samuel Horsley. Further details about... | |
| Walter William Rouse Ball - Mathematics - 1908 - 522 pages
A review of mathematics from its beginnings with the early Greeks to the modern age, illustrated by the lives and achievements of the men who influenced its development | |
| ...mathematical investigation — than all the mechanism of the universe at once lay spread before him. . **.it was now in his power to apply mathematical analysis...absolute precision to the actual problems of astronomy.** The way was then clear for Newton to deal with his old problem of the apple and the Moon. Using a new... | |
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