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Lick Observatory Bulletins; Contributions of the Berkeley Astronomical Department Volume I, 1904-1924 by [University of California] - Hardcover - 1925 - from Swan's Fine Books and Biblio.com

Lick Observatory Bulletins; Contributions of the Berkeley Astronomical Department Volume I, 1904-1924

by [University of California]

Condition: Very good


Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1925. Hardcover. Very good. Quarto size, 191 pp. The Lick Observatory Bulletins assembled in this volume (Volume I only) represent contributions by the members of the Staff and by Graduate Students of the Berkeley Astronomical Department of the University of California, principally in application of the writer's modifications of the Laplacean orbit method for deriving preliminary orbits of comets, minor planets, and satellites. The modified orbit methods, as well as their original applications for the two-body problem and for the case of more than one attracting body, as published in Publications of the Lick Observatory, Volume VII. The earlier results were derived without hypothesis concerning the eccentricity and in some cases are affected by a wide range of solution. Succesive improvements of the methods are referred to in connection with the solutions, they illustrate the gradual development of the methods of computation now in use at the Student's Observatory. ___DESCRIPTION: Full black cloth lettered in gilt to backstrip, two fold out graphs, quarto size (11.5" by 9.5"), pagination: [i-xviii] 1-160 [1-3 index]. ___CONDITION: A very good copy, internally bright, square text block with solid hinges, free of prior owner markings; overall very good, with some minor rubbing to the binding. ___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
  • Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 17111309
  • Title: Lick Observatory Bulletins; Contributions of the Berkeley Astronomical Department Volume I, 1904-1924
  • Author: [University of California]
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Place: Berkeley, CA
  • Date published: 1925
  • Keywords: Astronomy, University of California, Lick Observatory, Laplacean orbit

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