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A Few Chapters in Astronomy

    Naturevolume 51page484 (1895) | Download Citation



    IN these 150 pages are discussed four or five of the numerous problems in astronomy, and these are handled in such a manner as to make them full of interest, both for the general reader and for the student. This book, unlike many others, is not written for the sole purpose of pouring condensed knowledge into the student's head, but for those who wish to sit down for half an hour or so and read for recreation, and so gain a fair understanding of some of the discussions contained in them, without going into too great detail. The points chiefly referred to, are, visual illusion affecting certain astronomical phenomena; the effect of the earth's rotation on certain moving bodies, as projectiles, paths of projectiles, Foucault's Pendulum and the Horizontal Pendulum; the causes of the tides; the moon's variation; and the parallactic inequality. In the last two chapters the text is accompanied by several figures.

    A Few Chapters in Astronomy.

    Claudius Kennedy (London: Taylor and Francis, 1894.)

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