Referee report by G. B. Airy on 'On the Secular Variation of the Moon's Mean Motion' by J. C. Adams

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                                on the paper as it comes before me.
Perhaps if they should be commu-
nicated to Mr Adams, they might 
induce him to enter a little more fully 
into the explanation of some points 
which are yet in some degree obscure to me 
([alpha]) I do not fully grasp the general 
explanation of Mr Adams’s new terms 
given on pages 5 & 6 - the tangential 
force on the moon is retarding in 
the first quarter, accelerating in 
the second, retarding in the 3rd. ac-
-celerating in the 4th - Now it is 
true that the state of excentricity of 
the Earth’s orbit, has changed between 
the 1st. & 2nd., but it has also changed in the same way between the 2nd. & 3rd.
and in the long run I apprehend 
that these must balance - that is, betn.
the middle of the 1st. quarter & the middle 
of the 3rd. Quarter, the effects of diminution 
                            
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Author
John Couch Adams
Reference
RR/2/1
Series
RR
Date
1853
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Referee report by G. B. Airy on 'On the Secular Variation of the Moon's Mean Motion' by J. C. Adams, 1853. From The Royal Society, RR/2/1

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