The System of the World (Google eBook)

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R. Phillips, 1809 - Astronomy
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Page 117 - ... there seems to be a disposition to assent to it from the simplicity of the statement. 3. The spherical is one of the most simple of all re-entering figures, since it depends only on a single element, the size of its radius. The natural inclination of the human mind, to attribute that form to bodies which it comprehends with the greatest facility, disposed it to give the earth a spherical form. But the simplicity of nature should not always be measured by our conceptions. It was no sooner discovered...
Page 273 - ... that the mean longitude of the first satellite, minus three times that of the second, plus twice that of the third, is always equal to two right angles.
Page 347 - ... is equal to the weight of a prism of the fluid whose base is the same as the bottom of the vessel, and whose altitude is, the distance between the bottom and the upper surface of the fluid...
Page 69 - Mercury's oscillation from west to east, or from east to west, is really accomplished in just half the time of its revolution, which is about 44 days; but as the Earth, in the meantime, follows the Sun in the same direction, the apparent elongations will be prolonged to between 55 and 55 days.
Page 218 - All these bodies will appear to move from west to east; already this identity in the direction indicates a motion of the Earth, but that which demonstrates it evidently is the law which exists between the times of the revolutions of the planets, and their distance from the Sun. They revolve round it slower as their distances are greater, and in such a manner that the squares of the periodic time are in proportion to the cubes of their mean distances.
Page 97 - The appearance of comets followed by these trains of light, has for a long time terrified mankind, always agitated by extraordinary events, of which the causes are unknown. The light of science has...
Page 373 - ... the centre, and by its distance from the same centre, is always independent of any mutual action which the bodies...
Page 208 - But since the heavenly bodies present the same appearances to us, whether the firmament carries them round theearth, considered as immoveable, or whether the earth itself revolves in a contrary direction, it seems much more natural to admit this latter motion, and to regard that of the heavens as only apparent. The earth is a globe, not 8000 miles in diameter; but the diameter of the Sun is nearly 100 times larger.
Page 152 - ... derived in a manner the least arbitrary from a fundamental measure, indicated by nature itself, would be one of the greatest services which science and government can render to the human race. A people who should adopt such a system of measures, would unite to the advantage of gathering the first fruits of it, that of seeing their example followed by other nations, of which it would thus become the benefactor. For the slow but irresistible empire of reason, at length overcomes all the national...

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The System of the World, or “Exposition du système du monde” (work ...
In 1796 Laplace published Exposition du système du monde (The System of the World), a semipopular treatment of his work in celestial mechanics and a model ...
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Week 8 Readings
Centuries of work have finally pulled down the veil which had hidden from him the system of the world. Man is now seen to reside on a small planet, ...
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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Pierre-Simon Laplace
The succeeding thirty-eight years were spent in composing the immortal works: "The System of the World" (1796) and the "Mechanics of the Heavens" ...
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Solar System: World of Earth Science
Later, the French mathematician, Pierre Simon de Laplace (1749–1827) developed the model in his text, The System of the World, published in 1796. ...
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An Apology for “A Mathematician’s Apology” by gh Hardy
The System of the World: “One of the strongest passions is the love of truth, .... [9] Laplace, ps – The System of the World. Original in French: “Ex- ...
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The Rare and Antiquarian Book Collection of the Armagh Observatory
144, Laplace, ps de, The System of the World II, Dublin, 544, 1830, P, fd, rad; VP; fg, unt. 139, Lardner, D. The Elements of the Theory of Central Forces, ...
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Pierre-Simon Laplace
While in Melun, Laplace wrote his popular book The System of the World, .... In The System of the World, there is a proof that “the gravitational attraction ...
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Analysis and synthesis in John Playfair's Elements of Geometry
ce jour (1808), Edinburgh Review (1809), 15, 1–22; [idem], review of The System of the World, by Pierre-Simon. Laplace, translated by J. Pond, ...
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