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The Earth’s Supposed Elliptical Orbit

The Earth’s Supposed Elliptical Orbit The form of an ellipse is taken from the circumference ofa conic section cut obliquely, by a plane passing throughboth sides of the cone, and not parallel to the circular base.If cut parallel to the … Continue reading

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The Supposed Circumnavigation of Earth

The Supposed Circumnavigation of Earth Many people foolishly imagine that ships can sail in a straight line due E. or W, ; but if a line be drawn, all round a sphere, it would make a circle, a chalk mark … Continue reading

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The Three Pole Trick

The Three Pole Trick We have been authoritatively assured that the curvature of water can be proved by three poles, and a notable incident is referred to on the Bedford Canal, Cambridgeshire. “If three poles of exactly the same height … Continue reading

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Curvature Or Dip?

Curvature Or Dip? In calculating the amount of curvature, or dip below the eye-line of the observer, we have a simple rule, ignoring some small decimal points, namely:— Square the number of miles given as the distance, and multiply the … Continue reading

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