## 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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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 application of

physical problems ; and there can be little ... This has led to improved

observation , have ...

When Newton applied his law of gravitation to an application of

**mathematics**tophysical problems ; and there can be little ... This has led to improved

**mathematical**methods , which , combined with the greater accuracy ofobservation , have ...

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