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Author Wilson, Curtis.

Title The Hill-Brown theory of the moon's motion : its coming-to-be and short-lived ascendancy (1877-1984) / Curtis Wilson
Published New York : Springer, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 323 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences
Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
Contents pt. I. Hill lays the foundation (1877-1878) -- pt. II. Brown completes the theory (1892-1908), and constructs tables (1908-1919) -- pt. III. Revolutionary developments in time-measurement, computing and data-collection
Summary This book, in three parts, describes three phases in the development of the modern theory and calculation of the Moon's motion. Part I explains the crisis in lunar theory in the 1870s that led G.W. Hill to lay a new foundation for an analytic solution, a preliminary orbit he called the "variational curve." Part II is devoted to E.W. Brown's completion of the new theory as a series of successive perturbations of Hill's variational curve. Part III describes the revolutionary developments in time-measurement and the determination of Earth-Moon and Earth-planet distances that led to the
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Hill, George William, 1838-1914.
Brown, Ernest W. (Ernest William), 1866-1938.
Brown, Ernest W. (Ernest William), 1866-1938
Hill, George William, 1838-1914
Lunar theory.
SCIENCE -- Astronomy.
Satélites artificiales -- Órbitas (Astronomía)
Artificial satellites -- Orbits
Lunar theory
Moon -- Orbit.
Genre/Form Observations
Form Electronic book
ISBN 144195936X