## History of Astronomy |

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then bodies at different latitudes will not be

points in the neighbourhood of that centre . 5 . If the earth and moon were not

retained in their orbits by vital force ( aut alia aliqua aequipollenti ) , the earth and

...

then bodies at different latitudes will not be

**attracted**to its centre , but to differentpoints in the neighbourhood of that centre . 5 . If the earth and moon were not

retained in their orbits by vital force ( aut alia aliqua aequipollenti ) , the earth and

...

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Newton applied this value , and found , to his great joy , that when the distance of

the moon is 60 times the radius of the earth she is

course 16 . 1 feet per minute , and that the force acting on a stone or an apple ...

Newton applied this value , and found , to his great joy , that when the distance of

the moon is 60 times the radius of the earth she is

**attracted**out of the straightcourse 16 . 1 feet per minute , and that the force acting on a stone or an apple ...

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He invented a mathematical method which he used for computing the ratio of the

polar to the equatorial diameter . He then noticed that the consequent bulging of

matter at the equator would be

He invented a mathematical method which he used for computing the ratio of the

polar to the equatorial diameter . He then noticed that the consequent bulging of

matter at the equator would be

**attracted**by the moon unequally , the nearest ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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### Contents

Ancient GREEK ASTRONOMY | 3 |

INSTRUMENTS OF PRECISIONSIZE OF THE SOLAR | 10 |

GALILEO AND THE TELESCOPENOTIONS OF GRAVITY | 46 |

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