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... the spheroid will be oblate or prolate, according as the revolution is performed about the minor or major axis of the ellipse.
Mathematical and Astronomical Tables: For the Use of Students of Mathematics ... - Page 104
by William Galbraith - 1827 - 322 pages
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## An Elementary Treatise on the Application of Trigonometry: To Orthographic ...

John Farrar - Electronic book - 1822 - 153 pages
...true figure of the earth, on the supposition that it is a spheroid of revolution, or such as would be formed by the revolution of an ellipse about one of its axes. 168. The solution of this important problem belongs properly to astronomy ; but it may not be amiss...
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## An Elementary Treatise on the Application of Trigonometry to Orthographic ...

John Farrar - Logarithms - 1822 - 153 pages
...true figure of the earth, on the supposition that it is a spheroid of revolution, or such as would be formed by the revolution of an ellipse about one of its axes. 168. The solution of this important problem belongs properly to astronomy ; but it may not be amiss...
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## An Elementary Treatise on the Application of Trigonomentry to Orthographic ...

John Farrar - Trigonometry - 1833 - 272 pages
...true figure of the earth, on the supposition that it is a spheroid of revolution, or such as would be formed by the revolution of an ellipse about one of its axes. 168. The solution of this important problem belongs properly to astronomy ; but it may not be amiss...
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## An Elementary Treatise on the Application of Trigonomentry to Orthographic ...

John Farrar - Trigonometry - 1833 - 155 pages
...true figure of the earth, on the supposition that it is a spheroid of revolution, or such as would be formed by the revolution of an ellipse about one of its axes. 168. The solution of this important problem belongs properly to astronomy ; but it may not be amiss...
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## Mathematical and Astronomical Tables: For the Use of Students in Mathematics ...

William Galbraith - Astronomy - 1834 - 428 pages
...height ; or c — 0.5236 h (3 r* + h*~\ ; in which r is the radius of the base of the segment, and h its height. 6. Paraboloid, or solid formed by the...the revolution of an ellipse about one of its axes. Capacity. Multiply the square of the revolving axis by the fixed axis, and the product by 0.5236, the...
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## The Connection of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - Physical science - 1834 - 390 pages
...formed by the rotation of a semi-circle about its diameter. Spheroid of revolution, or Ellipsoid. A solid formed by the revolution of an ellipse about one of its axes. The spheroid will be oblate or prolate, according as the revolution is performed about the minor or...
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## On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - Physical sciences - 1834 - 658 pages
...formed by the rotation of a semicircle about its diameter. Spheroid of revolution, or Ellipsoid. A solid formed by the revolution of an ellipse about one of its axes. The spheroid will be oblate or prolate, according as the revolution is performed about the minor or...
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## Inductive Geometry, Or, An Analysis of the Relations of Form and Magnitude ...

Charles Bonnycastle - Geometry - 1834 - 676 pages
...Fie. 84i. faces are then said to be " of revolution." The ellipsoid of revolution, or the spheroid, is formed by the revolution of an ellipse about one of its axes ; if round the major axe pq, the surface is termed a " prolate" spheroid, or ellipsoid of revolution...
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## An Introduction to the Study of Chemical Philosophy: Being a Preparatory ...

John Frederic Daniell - Chemistry - 1839 - 606 pages
...solid figure formed by the rotation of a semicircle about its' diameter. SPHEROID, -AL; a solid figure, formed by the revolution of an ellipse about one of its axes; hence it is sometimes called an ellipsoid; the spheroid will be oblate or prolate, according as the...
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## Familiar Illustrations of Natural Philosophy: Selected Principally from ...

James Renwick - Physics - 1840 - 412 pages
...solid figure formed by the rotation of a semicircle about its diameter. SPHEROID, -AL ; a solid figure, formed by the revolution of an ellipse about one of its axes ; hence it is sometimes called an ellipsoid ; the spheroid will be oblate or prolate, according as...
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