"On the Secular Variation of the Moon's Mean Motion" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 143 for the Year 1853 Part I & II, pp. 397-406).

London: Royal Society of London, 1853. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, [1]-566, [1]-15 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Very Good.
Adams corrects Pierre-Simon Laplace's (1749-1827) earlier equations for the moon's motion.
Also contains William Thomson's "On the Thermal Effects of Fluids in Motion" (Volume 143 pp. 357-365, 1853) and George Gabriel Stokes' "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light.- No. II" (pp.385-386).

[Book #27529]

Price: $950.00

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