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Explanation of the appearance of certain satellites of Jupiter as dark
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Mode of computation of terms
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Mode of computation of terms
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The material a terrestrial appendageits rarity
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Description and illustration of the Laplace Nebular Hypothesis 2429
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Description and illustration of the Laplace Nebular Hypothesis 24 to 29 inclusive
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Modification of Laplaces Nebular Hypothesis 36 to
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No 217 Tables Distribution and Variations of the Atmospheric
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Oval form of the girdle and certain conditions of equilibrium 80
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Special table of corrections for daily variation of temperature in each month and the year
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Each memoir is separately paged and indexed
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Chart of the United States showing the distribution of the mean annual temperature
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Chart of the United States showing the distribution of the mean winter temperature December
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An 11th coincidence shown in a more Ancient Arrangement of the material of the Solar System
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Mass and distance of a possible planet or rather halfplanet interior to Mercury
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Eastern and Western appearances of the light have occurred simultaneously
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Oval form of the girdle and certain conditions of equilibrium
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System of Saturn 15
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Variation of brightness probable
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Centre of gyration of a thin homogeneous ring is in the circumference
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Absence of parallax of the Zodiacal Light accounted for
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No 281 On the General Integrals op Planetary Motion
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The Minor System
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Other phenomena attendant on the transmission of the light 16 and
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Canonical Transformation of the Equations of Motion 4
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Consequent Arrangement of planetary masses the greater among the more remote but the greatest
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Formation of the Lagrangian Coefficients ai ak and Reduction of the Equations to
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A formula for the centre of gyration of any two equal masses similar to
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Definite Arrangement of the Saturn System in Table C the rings referred to their centres
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Development of a aJt and qj 19
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8 General Theorem 26
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No 26T The Haidah Indians of Queen Charlottes Islands British
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Consequent and similar arrangement of Jupiters System 59
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half asteroid masses and that of Mars respectively 63
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Reason for missing terms in planetary or satellite series of distances 64 and 65
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Summing up of the preceding relations of distances in all the four systems 22
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Commensurability of periodictimes Influence of a resisting medium at the formation of the revolv
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Difficulty of supposing that the material is an immediate solar appendage
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Dimensions of the girdle 82
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Moon Zodiacal Light
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Absence of parallax of the Zodiacal Light accounted for 94
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The Minor System 101
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The socalled Bodes Law
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Tables of bihourly hourly and semihourly mean temperatures for each month and the year
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Systematic representation of the daily fluctuation of the temperatere by means of a periodic
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Diagrams C and D showing the average daily range for each month for five
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Yariability of the temperature at any hour of the day from the normal value of that hour
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The annual fluctuation of the temperature expressed in terms
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and minima and annual range in connection with the geographical dis
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Investigation of the variability of the temperature of any one day in a series of years
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Inequality in the epoch of the minima and maxima of the annual fluctuation
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Analysis of tabular results for greatest heat and greatest cold with regard to geographical
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Investigation of the secular variation of the annual mean temperature and of the permanency
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Comparison of the secular variation of the temperature with the variations in the frequency
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Comparison of the secular variation in the temperature with the average
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List of Stations
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List of Observers
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