PT: The 18th-century battle over lunar motion

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PT: The 18th-century battle over lunar motion

Post by RJN » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:50 pm

http://ptonline.aip.org/journals/doc/PH ... 27_1.shtml
In a dispute with more than just scientific import, Alexis Clairaut, Leonhard Euler, and Jean le Rond d’Alembert each employed their own strategies to establish that they were the first to understand a puzzling feature of the Moon’s orbit.