The Resource The Hill-Brown Theory of the Moon’s Motion : Its Coming-to-be and Short-lived Ascendancy (1877-1984), by Curtis Wilson, (electronic resource)

The Hill-Brown Theory of the Moon’s Motion : Its Coming-to-be and Short-lived Ascendancy (1877-1984), by Curtis Wilson, (electronic resource)

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The Hill-Brown Theory of the Moon’s Motion : Its Coming-to-be and Short-lived Ascendancy (1877-1984)
Title
The Hill-Brown Theory of the Moon’s Motion
Title remainder
Its Coming-to-be and Short-lived Ascendancy (1877-1984)
Statement of responsibility
by Curtis Wilson
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The Hill–Brown theory of lunar motion was, from its completion in 1908 to its retirement in 1984, the most accurate model of the moon’s orbit. The mathematical, philosophical, and historical interest in the analytic solution of the lunar problem using the Hill–Brown method still engages celestial mechanicians, and is the primary focus of this work. 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 replacement of the Hill–Brown theory in 1984. Although some calculus and differential equations are included, the text is largely accessible without advanced knowledge in these areas. Amateurs of astronomy, as well as instructors and scholars of the general history of science, will find this book of significant interest
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Wilson, Curtis
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523.33
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English
LC call number
QA21-27
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences,
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  • History of Mathematical Sciences
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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The Hill-Brown Theory of the Moon’s Motion : Its Coming-to-be and Short-lived Ascendancy (1877-1984), by Curtis Wilson, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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text
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Contents
Hill Lays the Foundation (1877–1878) -- George William Hill, Mathematician -- Lunar Theory from the 1740s to the 1870s – A Sketch -- Hill on the Motion of the Lunar Perigee -- Hill’s Variation Curve -- Early Assessments of Hill’s Lunar Theory -- Brown Completes the Theory (1892–1908), and Constructs Tables (1908–1919) -- E. W. Brown, Celestial Mechanician -- First Papers and a Book -- Initiatives Inspired by John Couch Adams’ Papers -- Further Preliminaries to the Systematic Development -- Brown’s Lunar Treatise: Theory of the Motion of the Moon; Containing a New Calculation of the Expressions for the Coordinates of the Moon in Terms of the Time -- A Solution-Procedure Without Approximations -- The “Main Problem” Solved -- Correcting for the Idealizations: The Remaining Inequalities -- Direct Planetary Perturbations of the Moon (The Adams Prize Paper) -- Indirect Planetary Perturbations of the Moon -- The Effect of the Figures of the Earth and Moon -- Perturbations of Order (?R)2 -- The Tables -- Determining the Values of the Arbitrary Constants -- Ernest W. Brown as Theorist and Computer -- Revolutionary Developments in Time-Measurement,Computing, and Data-Collection -- Tidal Acceleration, Fluctuations, and the Earth’s Variable Rotation, to 1939 -- The Quest for a Uniform Time: From Ephemeris Time to Atomic Time -- 1984: The Hill–Brown Theory is Replaced as the Basis of the Lunar Ephemerides -- The Mathematical and Philosophical Interest in an Analytic Solution of the Lunar Problem
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (320 p.)
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online
Isbn
9786612982637
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computer
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  • c
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10.1007/978-1-4419-5937-9
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remote
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  • (CKB)2480000000005717
  • (EBL)646499
  • (OCoLC)654395427
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The Hill-Brown Theory of the Moon’s Motion : Its Coming-to-be and Short-lived Ascendancy (1877-1984), by Curtis Wilson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Hill Lays the Foundation (1877–1878) -- George William Hill, Mathematician -- Lunar Theory from the 1740s to the 1870s – A Sketch -- Hill on the Motion of the Lunar Perigee -- Hill’s Variation Curve -- Early Assessments of Hill’s Lunar Theory -- Brown Completes the Theory (1892–1908), and Constructs Tables (1908–1919) -- E. W. Brown, Celestial Mechanician -- First Papers and a Book -- Initiatives Inspired by John Couch Adams’ Papers -- Further Preliminaries to the Systematic Development -- Brown’s Lunar Treatise: Theory of the Motion of the Moon; Containing a New Calculation of the Expressions for the Coordinates of the Moon in Terms of the Time -- A Solution-Procedure Without Approximations -- The “Main Problem” Solved -- Correcting for the Idealizations: The Remaining Inequalities -- Direct Planetary Perturbations of the Moon (The Adams Prize Paper) -- Indirect Planetary Perturbations of the Moon -- The Effect of the Figures of the Earth and Moon -- Perturbations of Order (?R)2 -- The Tables -- Determining the Values of the Arbitrary Constants -- Ernest W. Brown as Theorist and Computer -- Revolutionary Developments in Time-Measurement,Computing, and Data-Collection -- Tidal Acceleration, Fluctuations, and the Earth’s Variable Rotation, to 1939 -- The Quest for a Uniform Time: From Ephemeris Time to Atomic Time -- 1984: The Hill–Brown Theory is Replaced as the Basis of the Lunar Ephemerides -- The Mathematical and Philosophical Interest in an Analytic Solution of the Lunar Problem
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (320 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612982637
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4419-5937-9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2480000000005717
  • (EBL)646499
  • (OCoLC)654395427
  • (SSID)ssj0000449626
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11290143
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000449626
  • (PQKBWorkID)10429096
  • (PQKB)11615219
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4419-5937-9
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC646499
  • (EXLCZ)992480000000005717

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