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  • In the case of the original Repsold plan without clockwork the description is not quite exact, because both the process of following the object and correcting the aim are simultaneously performed; whilst, if the clockwork runs uniformly and the friction-disk is set to the proper distance from the apex of the cone, the star will appear almost perfectly at rest, and the observer has only to apply delicate corrections by differential gear - a condition which is exactly analogous to that of training a modern gun-sight upon a fixed object.
  • Both these methods, differing from that now employed, are interesting as preliminary steps towards the method of fluxions and the differential calculus.
  • Only by taking infinitesimally small units for observation (the differential of history, that is, the individual tendencies of men) and attaining to the art of integrating them (that is, finding the sum of these infinitesimals) can we hope to arrive at the laws of history.
  • He sent his results on making the differential calculus into a purely algebraic theory to the Royal Society.
  • There was differential amygdala reactivity to threatening or to emotional stimuli in absence of any overt psychiatric pathology.

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