Professor Montgomery's Discoveries in Celestial Mechanics (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Professor Montgomery's Discoveries in Celestial MechanicsThe views herein set forth were made known to me in the year 1886 by the late John J. Montgomery, afterwards a professor in Santa Clara College, and at that time the model referred to in the text was exhibited to me and it is now in my possession. On several occasions thereafter I urged him to publish his discovery, the last time in the year 1909, about two years before his death. He did not do so however, and on my pressing him for an explanation on the last occasion, he said that his failure to publish was not because of any doubt as to the soundness of his views, but that the discovery made by him was connected with or incidental to certain underlying principles, and that in due time he would reveal it in its relation to such principles. I do not know what he had in mind. Possibly principles of molecular action, or it may be that he saw and intended presently to explain how the progressive changes which he proved were mechanically necessitated were incidents of the dissipation of energy in the solar system. This (to a limited extent) was perceived by Professor Percival Lowell, and was expounded in his "The Evolution of Worlds", which was published at about the time I last saw Montgomery. Professor Lowell says that Sir Robert Ball was the first to suggest the "argument" which he employed (p. 145). I do not recall that Montgomery ever mentioned to me this phase of the subject. I first became acquainted with this principle on reading Lowell last year when I began my investigation. Montgomery met with a sudden death by the fall of an airplane with which he was experimenting.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.