Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society Volume 5

Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...original manuscript treatise on the tides. The manuscript is in Galileo's handwriting and concludes with the words: --"Written in Rome in the Medici Gardens on January 8, 1616." The currently accepted text, the original of which was supposed to have been lost, differs considerably from that of the manuscript just found. Pope Leo XIII has taken the greatest interest in the discovery and has ordered the manuscript to be published in an elegant edition at the expense of the Vatican. Among the papers presented at the last annual meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft, held at Budapest, is one by Professor R. Von Kovesligethy, of the University of Budapest, entitled " Ueber diebeiden Parametergleichungen der Spectral Analyse," the object of which is to develop a mathematical theory for astrophysics. The author shows how the two fundamental equations of heat are destined to play as important a role in astrophysics as the principles of mechanics in astronomy. To this end the equation of emission is formed very simply in terms of the wave length and of two parameters which depend on the nature of the bodies. The author finds that his theory represents perfectly a series of bolometric measurements of the spectrum; he further insists that his analysis is applicable to important questions in astronomy, such as the determination of parallaxes, and the volume and density of the heavenly bodies. The Prussian Academy of Sciences has undertaken the publication of the mathematical correspondence of Leibnitz under the editorship of Professor C. J. Gerhardt. The correspondence is to be reproduced in three royal octavo volumes, of which the first, consisting of seven hundred and sixty-eight pages, has just appeared from the press of...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236852494
  • 9781236852496