## History of Astronomy |

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No one recognises more than the

human intellect , and no one is more ... of the logical process called

, which even now has not solved directly the problem of only three bodies .

No one recognises more than the

**mathematical**astronomer this feebleness of thehuman intellect , and no one is more ... of the logical process called

**mathematics**, which even now has not solved directly the problem of only three bodies .

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But improved

the seeming doubt has been converted into a surer conviction of the universality

of the law . Having once established the law , Newton proceeded to trace some ...

But improved

**mathematical**methods have always succeeded in the end , and sothe seeming doubt has been converted into a surer conviction of the universality

of the law . Having once established the law , Newton proceeded to trace some ...

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When Newton applied his law of gravitation to an explanation of the tides he

started a new field for the application of

there can be little doubt that , if he could have been furnished with complete tidal

...

When Newton applied his law of gravitation to an explanation of the tides he

started a new field for the application of

**mathematics**to physical problems ; andthere can be little doubt that , if he could have been furnished with complete tidal

...

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### Contents

ANCIENT GREEK ASTRONOMY | 3 |

GALILEO AND THE TELESCOPENOTIONS OF GRAVITY | 46 |

NEWTONS SUCCESSORS HALLEY EULER | 60 |

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accepted accurate ancient appear astronomers attraction bodies bright calculations called catalogue cause centre century Chinese circle comet compared complete Copernicus determined diameter direction discovered discovery distance earth eclipse effect elements enabled epicycles equal error explain fact fixed follow force four Galileo gave give given gravitation heavens held Herschel increased interesting Jupiter Kepler knowledge known later light lunar Mars mass mathematical mean measured method miles moon moon's motion move nebulæ Newton noted noticed object observations Observatory opposition orbit original parallax pass period photographic physical planet planetary pole position predicted progress proper motion proved records researches revolve ring rotation round Royal satellites seems seen showed solar system spectroscope spectrum stars studied sun's supposed surface tables telescope theory tion trace true Tycho Brahe UNIVERSITY