A System of Mechanical Philosophy

This circumstance alone makes the celestial motions the proper objects of attention to a student of Mechanical Philosophy , and he has less concern in the beautiful regularity and subordination which have made them so subservient to the ...

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Author: John Robison

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ISBN: UOM:39015002084955

Category: Astronomy

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A System of Mechanical Philosophy

The discoveries of Huyghens and Newton in rational mechanics engaged all the mathematical philosophers of Europe in the solution of mechanical problems, about the end of the last century. The vibrations of elastic plates or wires, ...

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Author: John Robison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108070409

Category: Science

Page: 704

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During his long and varied career, which included academic posts at the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, John Robison (1739-1805) contributed many articles to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Published in 1822, this four-volume collection, edited by his pupil David Brewster (1781-1868), includes these and other insightful scientific writings.

Outlines of a System of Mechanical Philosophy

The same philosophers who would set aside mechanical action with reference to the mechanico - chemical sciences , at the very outset bring back the discharged mechanical laws . They need a pendulum or balance spring , --- something by ...

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Author: Samuel Elliott Coues

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ISBN: UCAL:B4252465

Category: Force and energy

Page: 330

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