Mécanique Céleste: 1st book. On the general laws of equilibrium and motion. 2d book. On the law of universal gravitation, and the motions of the centres of gravity of the heavenly bodies
One of five classic volumes of the works by the Marquis de Laplace on celestial mechanics.
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