Simpson, Thomas: Miscellaneous tracts on some curious, and very interesting subjects in mechanics, physical-astronomy, and speculative mathematics : wherein, the precession of the equinox, the nutation of the earth’s axis, and the motion of the moon in her orbit, are determined. London : printed for J. Nourse ..., MDCCLVII
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- PDF Title page
- PDF To the right honourable the Earl of Macclesfield, &c. President of the Royal Society.
- PDF Preface.
- PDF A determination of the precession of the equinox, and the different motions of the earth's axis, arifing from the attraction of the sun and moon.
- PDF A very exact method for finding the place of a planet in its orbit, from a correction of Ward's hypothesis, by means of one, or more equations, applied to the motion about the upper focus.
- PDF A determination of the difference between the motion of a comet in an elliptic, and a parabolic orbit.
- PDF An attempt to shew the advantage arising by taking the mean of a number of observations, in practical astronomy.
- PDF A determination of the certain fluents, and the resolution of some very useful equations in the higher orders of fluxions; by means of the measures of angles and ratios, and the right-sines and versedsines of circular arcs.
- PDF An investigation of a general rule for resolution of isoperimetrical problems of all orders.
- PDF Of the reduction of algebraic equations, by the method of surd divisors; containing an explanation of the grounds of that method, as it is laid down by Sir Isaac Newton in his Universal Arithmetick.
- PDF The resolution of some general problems in mechanics, and physical astronomy.
- PDF Printed for J. Nourse the following books, all written by Mr. Thomas Simpson, F. R. S.
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- PDF Back cover