- Paperback: 538 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reissue edition (6 Feb. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1108062075
- ISBN-13: 978-1108062077
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.8 x 25.4 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,851,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An Account of Experiments to Determine the Figure of the Earth by Means of the Pendulum Vibrating Seconds in Different Latitudes: As Well as on ... Library Collection - Physical Sciences) Paperback – 6 Feb 2014
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By the early nineteenth century, it was widely accepted that gravity varied at different points across the Earth's surface, and that the Earth could not be perfectly spherical. This 1825 work documents the groundbreaking experiments of Edward Sabine (1788–1883), the first physicist to produce accurate measurements of this ellipticity.
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