A Treatise on Dynamics of a Particle
Liczba stron: 436
Wydanie: 2018 r.
Excerpt from A Treatise on Dynamics of a Particle: With Numerous Examples<br><br>Astronomy dzp'i.0 many questions which necessarily excite our interest and curiosity are discussed in the dynamics of a particle that this subject has always been a favourite one with students. How, for example, is it that by observing the motion of a pendulum we can tell the time of the rotation of the earth, or knowing this, how is it that we can deduce the latitude of the place? Why does our earth travel round the sun in an ellipse and what would be the path if the law of gravitation were different? Would any other law give a closed orbit so that our planet might (if undisturbed) repeat the same path continually? Is there a resisting medium which continually bringing our orbit nearer to the sun? What would be the path of a particle in a system of two centres of force? When a comet passes close to a planet does it carry with it in its new orbit some tokens to prove its identity?<br><br>About the Publisher<br><br>Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com<br><br>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.