Book Reviews; A Monthly Journal Devoted to New and Current Publications Volume 5

Book Reviews; A Monthly Journal Devoted to New and Current Publications Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...Nature (Vol. LVII., p. 32): Some interesting details of his life and work have now been published by Professor Wilhelm Schur (Astronomische Nachrichlen, No. 3,458), to which brief reference may be made. Born in the year 1833, at Sandbergen, near Liineburg, Schering studied in Gottingen under Gauss from the year 1852, was made "ausserordent1icher" professor in 1860, and " ordentlicher" in 1868. In 1869 the magnetic part of the observatory department was made distinct from the astronomical, and the former put under the direction of Schering with the object of continuing the magnetic observations made in the first instance by Gauss. After Klinkerfues's death Schering took over the direction of both departments. During the years 1858 to 1863 Schering took part with Klinkerfues in zone-observations, which were published in 1891. In 1874 he published a' generalization of Poisson-Jacobi's perturbation formulae, in 1877 a " Festrede" at the celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Gauss's birthday, and in "1884 a solution of Kepler' s equation (Astronomische 1Vac/zrichten, 2,605). His chief work was, however, the publication of Gauss's works in seven volumes. Schering leaves behind him, besides a widow, one daughter and two sons. YALE University, through its counsel, has filed its reasons for appeal from the decision of the Board of Relief, which decided that dormitories of the university rented to students were liable to taxation. It is understood that the case will come to trial at once, both the town authorities and Yale University being desirous that the matter should be settled. The appeal will, therefore, be heard at an early date by the Superior Court. In the reasons for the university' more

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  • Paperback | 424 pages
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