Logo

Mechanism of the Heavens by Mary Somerville

Large book cover: Mechanism of the Heavens

Mechanism of the Heavens
by

Publisher: J. Murray
ISBN/ASIN: 1108001572
Number of pages: 710

Description:
The Mechanism of the Heavens (1831) was the first english language "rendition" of Pierre Simon Laplace's five volume Mécanique céleste. In this work Somerville, who was later known for her predition of the then undiscovered planets Neptune and Pluto, introduced continental mathematics to english speaking readers for the first time. This led to a revolution in mathematics in the UK, beginning at Cambridge University where the Mechanism of the Heavens became a standard text in courses on higher mathematics.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(multiple formats)

Download mirrors:
Mirror 1

Similar books

Book cover: An introductory treatise on the lunar theoryAn introductory treatise on the lunar theory
by - Cambridge University Press
Problem of three bodies, forces on the Moon relative to the Earth, and those on the Sun relative to the centre of mass of the Earth and Moon, force-function and disturbing function usually used, distinction between the lunar and the planetary theories.
(8664 views)
Book cover: An Introduction to Celestial MechanicsAn Introduction to Celestial Mechanics
by - The MacMillan Company
This is an excellent textbook covering not only celestial mechanics, but a wide range of astrophysics topics. The coverage and detail this book deals with is by no means introductory, and is written for the college level student in mathematics.
(8443 views)
Book cover: Planetary TheoryPlanetary Theory
by - Cambridge University Press
The purpose of this volume is the development of methods for the calculation of the general orbit of a planet. We attempted to anticipate the difficulties which arise, by setting forth the various devices which may be utilized when needed.
(8030 views)
Book cover: Celestial MechanicsCelestial Mechanics
by
The text covers gravitational field and potential, celestial sphere, time, planetary motions, the two body problem, computation of an ephemeris, astrometry, calculation of orbital elements, perturbation theory, binary stars, and more.
(9949 views)