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Studies of Pallas in the early Nineteenth Century : historical studies in asteroid research

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Studies of Pallas in the early Nineteenth Century : historical studies in asteroid research
Title
Studies of Pallas in the early Nineteenth Century
Title remainder
historical studies in asteroid research
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eng
Summary
Based on extensive primary sources, many never previously translated into English, this is the definitive account of the discovery of Pallas as it went from being classified as a new planet to reclassification as the second of a previously unknown group of celestial objects. Cunningham, a dedicated scholar of asteroids, includes a large set of newly translated correspondence as well as the many scientific papers about Pallas in addition to sections of Schroeter's 1805 book on the subject. It was Olbers who discovered Pallas, in 1802, the second of many asteroids that would be officially identified as such. From the Gold Medal offered by the Paris Academy to solve the mystery of Pallas' gravitational perturbations to Gauss' Pallas Anagram, the asteroid remained a lingering mystery to leading thinkers of the time. Representing an intersection of science, mathematics, and philosophy, the puzzle of Pallas occupied the thoughts of an amazing panorama of intellectual giants in Europe in the early 1800s
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1955-
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Cunningham, Clifford J.
Dewey number
  • 523.44
  • 530
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • discographies
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Pallas (Asteroid)
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Studies of Pallas in the early Nineteenth Century : historical studies in asteroid research
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  • References7 The Olbers Letters; Introduction to the Letters; Magnitudes of Ceres of Pallas; Mutual Orbital Properties of Ceres and Pallas; The Letters; References; 8 The Gauss Letters; References; 9 The Harding Letters; References; 10 Herschel's Asteroids; Herschel's First Paper of 1802: Ceres; Herschel's Second Paper of 1802: Ceres and Pallas; Observations on the Two Lately Discovered Celestial Bodies; The Definition of an Asteroid; Critiques of Herschel's Paper on Ceres and Pallas; Two Ladies and a Comet; Thomas Kuhn's Paradigm Shift; References; 11 Scientific Papers; References
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; About the Author; 1 A Disturbing Inclination; Bernoulli and the First Orbital Properties of Ceres in 1681; The End of Heavenly Harmony: The Perturbations of Pallas; The Temple of Natural Philosophy; The Orbit of Pallas and the Geometrical Structure of Space; The Mass of Jupiter; Laplace and the Grand Inequality; References; 2 The Great Probability Debate; The Legacy of Leibniz; The Most Delicate of Mathematical Theories; The Historical Development of Probability; Equipossibility; Analogy and Probability
  • The Origin of the Asteroids and the Twilight of ProbabilityThe Invention of Least Squares; Gauss and Laplace: The Mathematical Link; References; 3 The Gold Medal; Astronomy and the Republic of Letters; Rivalry; Reason and the Axiom of Solvability; The Berlin Academy Prize; The Paris Academy Prize; The Pallas Prize; The Prize Is Doubled; The Prize and the Perturbation Calculations: A Timeline; Lalande and the Asteroids; The Lack of Theoretical Work in England; Scottish Common Sense Realism: Brougham, Stewart, and Reid; Contemporary Views on the State of Astronomy in Great Britain; References
  • 4 The Gauss AnagramThe Origin of the Anagram; Concinnity; The Solution of the Gauss Anagram; Gauss and the Royal Society; Gauss gives up; The Royal Patrons; References; 5 Hypothetical Planets; Ludwig's Star; Vidal's Planet; Olbers' Giant Planet; Huth's Moving Star; Cassini's Planet of 1668; Cacciatore's Planet; References; 6 New Planets: The Transition from 1745 to 1804; The Planetary Gap; A Wild and Romantic Idea; Olbers' Asteroid Lectures; The First Lecture (October 25, 1802); The Second Lecture (Late 1803); Hypothesis and Theory; Lalande's Planetary Nomenclature; Pallas: Chemistry in 1803
  • 12 Gauss: The Great Asteroid TreatisesReferences; Appendix A; Outline placeholder; Papers Relating to the Gauss Anagram; Appendix B; Outline placeholder; The Historical Development of the Orbital Elements of Pallas; References; Index
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2nd ed
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1 online resource (484 pages)
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9783319328485
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(OCoLC)963785311
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Studies of Pallas in the early Nineteenth Century : historical studies in asteroid research
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
  • References7 The Olbers Letters; Introduction to the Letters; Magnitudes of Ceres of Pallas; Mutual Orbital Properties of Ceres and Pallas; The Letters; References; 8 The Gauss Letters; References; 9 The Harding Letters; References; 10 Herschel's Asteroids; Herschel's First Paper of 1802: Ceres; Herschel's Second Paper of 1802: Ceres and Pallas; Observations on the Two Lately Discovered Celestial Bodies; The Definition of an Asteroid; Critiques of Herschel's Paper on Ceres and Pallas; Two Ladies and a Comet; Thomas Kuhn's Paradigm Shift; References; 11 Scientific Papers; References
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; About the Author; 1 A Disturbing Inclination; Bernoulli and the First Orbital Properties of Ceres in 1681; The End of Heavenly Harmony: The Perturbations of Pallas; The Temple of Natural Philosophy; The Orbit of Pallas and the Geometrical Structure of Space; The Mass of Jupiter; Laplace and the Grand Inequality; References; 2 The Great Probability Debate; The Legacy of Leibniz; The Most Delicate of Mathematical Theories; The Historical Development of Probability; Equipossibility; Analogy and Probability
  • The Origin of the Asteroids and the Twilight of ProbabilityThe Invention of Least Squares; Gauss and Laplace: The Mathematical Link; References; 3 The Gold Medal; Astronomy and the Republic of Letters; Rivalry; Reason and the Axiom of Solvability; The Berlin Academy Prize; The Paris Academy Prize; The Pallas Prize; The Prize Is Doubled; The Prize and the Perturbation Calculations: A Timeline; Lalande and the Asteroids; The Lack of Theoretical Work in England; Scottish Common Sense Realism: Brougham, Stewart, and Reid; Contemporary Views on the State of Astronomy in Great Britain; References
  • 4 The Gauss AnagramThe Origin of the Anagram; Concinnity; The Solution of the Gauss Anagram; Gauss and the Royal Society; Gauss gives up; The Royal Patrons; References; 5 Hypothetical Planets; Ludwig's Star; Vidal's Planet; Olbers' Giant Planet; Huth's Moving Star; Cassini's Planet of 1668; Cacciatore's Planet; References; 6 New Planets: The Transition from 1745 to 1804; The Planetary Gap; A Wild and Romantic Idea; Olbers' Asteroid Lectures; The First Lecture (October 25, 1802); The Second Lecture (Late 1803); Hypothesis and Theory; Lalande's Planetary Nomenclature; Pallas: Chemistry in 1803
  • 12 Gauss: The Great Asteroid TreatisesReferences; Appendix A; Outline placeholder; Papers Relating to the Gauss Anagram; Appendix B; Outline placeholder; The Historical Development of the Orbital Elements of Pallas; References; Index
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ocn963785311
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unknown
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (484 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319328485
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)963785311

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