Is the Copernican System of Astronomy True?

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Standard publishing Company, 1888 - 212 páginas
 

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Página 61 - Heat is a very brisk agitation of the insensible parts of the object, which produces in us that sensation from whence we denominate the object hot ; so what in our sensation is heat, in the object is nothing but motion.
Página 66 - ... diminishing, or, in other words, the mean distance from the sun, or the major axis of the ellipse, dwindling by slow but regular degrees. This is evidently the effect which would be produced by a resistance experienced by the comet from a very rare...
Página 7 - ... by a substance almost infinitely elastic, through which the pulses of light make their way. . . . The luminous ether fills stellar space; it makes the universe a whole, and renders possible the intercommunication of light" and energy between star and star.
Página 27 - The square of the hypothenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides ; as, 5033 402+302.
Página 66 - Accordingly, no other mode of accounting for the phenomenon in question appearing, this is the solution proposed by Encke, and generally received. It will, therefore, probably fall ultimately into the sun, should it not first be dissipated altogether, a thing no way improbable, when the lightness of its materials is considered...
Página 27 - The square of the hypothenuse of a right angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of both the other sides.
Página 57 - ... true without exception, is also a law of nature, though the phenomenon of which it is the law is special, and not, like gravitation, universal.

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