Science, Vol. 17

Science, Vol. 17 : A Weekly Journal Devoted to the Advancement of Science, Publishing the Official Notices and Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; January-June, 1903 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Science, Vol. 17: A Weekly Journal Devoted to the Advancement of Science, Publishing the Official Notices and Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; January-June, 1903 The arrangement 'of our solar system is such that the distances of the planets from one another are very great with respect to their dimensions, and this facilitates very much the determination of their motions. Should two bodies approach very near each other the disturbing force might become great, even in the case of small masses. In the case of comets this condition hap pens in nature, and the comet may become a satellite of a planet, and the sun a dis turbing body. In this way it is probable that comets and meteoric streams have been introduced into our solar system. We have here an interesting set of problems. This question is sometimes treated as one of statics, but since the bodies are in mo tion it belongs to dynamics. Further study may throw light on some relations between the asteroids and the periodical comets. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 1036 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 52mm | 1,356g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
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  • 0243046723
  • 9780243046720