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" All these facts were attempted to be accounted for by an incongruous system of " cycles and epicycles," as it is called. The advocates of this theory assumed that every planet revolves in a circle, and that the earth is the fixed centre around which the... "
Fourteen Weeks Course in Descriptive Astronomy - Page 20
by Joel Dorman Steele - 1876 - 336 pages
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Popular Astronomy: A Series of Lectures

George Biddell Airy - Astronomy - 1866 - 292 pages
...revolved in a circle. They then supposed that the earth is fixed, and that the sun moves. They supposed that a bar, or something equivalent, is connected at one end with the earth, and that on some part it carries the sun; and as they saw that the planet Venus was apparently sometimes...
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FOURTEEN EEEKS IN DESCRIPTIIV ASTRONOMY

J. DORMAN STEELE, PH.D. - 1874
...the first catalogue of the stars — 1081 in number. THE EGYPTIANS. — Egypt, as well as Ohaldea, was noted for its knowledge of the sciences long before...the same way. In the cut, let A be the earth, S the sitn, ABDF the bar (real or imaginary), BO the short bar or crank to which Venus is tied, DE another...
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Fourteen Weeks in Descriptive Astronomy

Joel Dorman Steele - Astronomy - 1874 - 336 pages
...means even now considered the best — the measurement of an arc of the meridian. PTOLEMAIC THEOBY. — The movements of the planets were to the ancients...earth, S the sun, ABDF the bar (real or imaginary), BO the short bar or crank to which Yenus is tied, DE another bar for Mercury, FG another bar, with...
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Popular Astronomy: A Series of Lectures Delivered at Ipswich

George Biddell Airy - Astronomy - 1881 - 304 pages
...revolved in a circle. They then supposed that the earth is fixed, and that the sun moves. They supposed that a bar, or something equivalent, is connected at one end with the earth, and that on some part it carries the sun ; and as they saw that the planet Venus was apparently sometimes...
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The Story of the Stars: New Descriptive Astronomy

Joel Dorman Steele - Astronomy - 1884 - 326 pages
...this theory assumed that every planet revolves in a circle, and that the earth is the fixed center around which the sun and the heavenly bodies move....further on, Mercury is hitched on in the same way. In Fig. 3, let A be the earth ; S, the sun ; ABDF, the bar (real or imaginary) ; BC, the short bar or...
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The Story of the Stars: New Descriptive Astronomy

Joel Dorman Steele - Astronomy - 1884 - 326 pages
...this theory assumed that every planet revolves in a circle, and that the earth is the fixed center around which the sun and the heavenly bodies move....directly, but to a sort of crank ; and further on, Mer cury is hitched on in the same way. In Fig. 3, let A be the earth ; S, the sun ; ABDF, the bar...
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Peale's Popular Compendium of Useful Knowledge, Embracing Science, History ...

Richard S. Peale - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1890 - 536 pages
...circle, and that the earth is the fixed center around which the sun and the heavenly bodies move. They conceived that a bar, or something equivalent, is...not to the bar directly, but to a sort of crank; and farther on, Mercury is hitched on in the same way. They did not fully understand the nature of these...
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Popular Astronomy: Being the New Descriptive Astronomy

Joel Dorman Steele - Astronomy - 1899 - 349 pages
...planet revolves in a circle, and that the earth is the fixed center around which the sun and other heavenly bodies move. They then conceived that a bar,...further on, Mercury is hitched on in the same way. Let A be the earth ; s, the sun ; ABDF, the bar (real or imaginary) ; BC, the short bar or crank to...
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The Century Book of Facts: A Library of Ready Reference Embracing History ...

Henry Woldmar Ruoff - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1900 - 681 pages
...circle, and that the earth is the fixed center around which the sun and the heavenly bodies move. They conceived that a bar, or something equivalent, is...to the bar directly, but to a sort of crank ; and farther on, Mercury is hitched on in the same way. They did not fully understand the nature of these...
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Origins of Democracy ; Or, Rise of the Common Man: Being a Treatise on ...

John Hubert Greusel - Civilization, Ancient - 1923 - 336 pages
...meridian. We quote from Whewell (Hist. Inductive Science) : "Advocates of the Ptolemaic theory .... conceived that a bar, or something equivalent, is...to the bar directly, but to a sort of crank ; and farther on, Mercury is joined on in the same way. They did not fully understand the nature of these...
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