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Lectures on the Lunar Theory


  • Date Published: October 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107559844

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  • Originally published in 1900, this book presents a collection of fascinating lectures collated from the manuscripts of Professor John Couch Adams. The lectures, which were taught at the University of Cambridge between the years 1860–89, aimed 'to illustrate geometrically the analytical processes' of the Lunar Theory and 'render them more comprehensible'. The book contains a total of eighteen lectures, ranging from accelerations of the Moon relative to the Earth to the parallactic inequality, all presenting the principal theorems from the turn of the century as well as in turn highlighting the tangible array of challenges still faced by physicists in the field. This book will serve as a useful reference tool for researchers and students investigating the history of the Lunar Theory and will be of considerable value to anyone interested in physics, cosmology and astronomy.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107559844
    • length: 98 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 6 mm
    • weight: 0.14kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Historical sketch
    2. Accelerations of the Moon relative to the Earth
    3. The Sun's coordinates in terms of the time
    4. The variation
    5. The variation (continued)
    6. The variation (continued)
    7. Correction of approximate solutions
    8. The parallactic inequality
    9. The parallactic inequality (continued)
    10. The annual equation
    11. The equation of the centre and the evection
    12. The evection and the motion of the apse
    13. The motion of the apse, and the change of the eccentricity
    14. The lattitude and the motion of the node
    15. Motion in an orbit of any inclination
    16. Motion in an orbit of any inclination (continued)
    17. On Hill's method of treating the Lunar Theory
    18. On Hill's method of treating the Lunar Theory (continued).

  • Author

    John Couch Adams


    R. A. Sampson

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