George William Hill, Mathematician

  • Curtis Wilson
Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)


George William Hill (1838–1914), a mathematician with the U.S. Nautical Almanac Office from 1861 to 1892, in two papers of 1877 and 1878 laid the foundations of a new lunar theory, departing from a basic pattern that had characterized earlier algebraic theories of the Moon’s motions with one exception, to be mentioned below.


Monthly Notice Royal Astronomical Society Lunar Theory Planetary Perturbation Lunar Ephemerid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. John’s CollegeAnnapolisUSA

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