Sentence Examples

  • The laws of motion of the ecliptic and equator are stated in the article Precession Of The Equinoxes.
  • The whole series accordingly shifts westward through the effect of precession by about one degree in seventy-two years.
  • Amongst the most important of his works not already mentioned may be named the following: - Mathematical Tracts (1826) on the Lunar Theory, Figure of the Earth, Precession and Nutation, and Calculus of Variations, to which, in the second edition of 1828, were added tracts on the Planetary Theory and the Undulatory Theory of Light; Experiments on Iron-built Ships, instituted for the purpose of discovering a correction for the deviation of the Compass produced by the Iron of the Ships (1839); On the Theoretical Explanation of an apparent new Polarity in Light (1840); Tides and Waves (1842).
  • Southern sky left blank of stellar emblazonments was necessarily centred on the pole; and since the pole shifts among the stars through the effects of precession by a known annual amount, the ascertainment of any former place for it virtually fixes the epoch.
  • Nasir ud-din (1201-1274) drew up the Ilkhanic Tables, and determined the constant of precession at 51".

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