Simon Newcomb


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United States astronomer (1835-1909)

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Fisher (1897, 1911 a) drew attention to the 'equation of societary circulation' in Simon Newcomb's Principles of Political Economy (1885, Chapter XV), dedicating The Purchasing Power of Money 'To the memory of Simon Newcomb, great scientist, inspiring friend, pioneer in the study of "societary circulation"'.
Este fenomeno foi descoberto empiricamente pelo astronomo e matematico Simon Newcomb (1881), quando, ao acaso, observou que as primeiras paginas das tabuas de logaritmos, nas bibliotecas, eram mais usadas, pois encontravam-nas mais manuseadas (mais sujas e estragadas que as outras).
Simon Newcomb was a distinguished astronomer and computer who "proved" that heavier-than-air flight was impossible.
I am deeply offended by my failure to win the Simon Newcomb Award in the past, and even now, in this victorious year, I must confess that I am greatly wounded by the sad but undeniable fact that only one of my rigorous attacks on "Strong" AI has managed to secure a trophy.
Contributing editor Gary Seronik won the Simon Newcomb Award from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
Sands (standing) and astronomer Simon Newcomb in the dome with the brand new telescope in late fall of 1873.
Before I sign off, I want to congratulate S&T contributing editor Gary Seronik for winning the 2008 Simon Newcomb Award from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
Simon Newcomb (1835-1909) became superintendent of the US Nautical Almanac Office in 1877 after an already wildly successful scientific career.
For example, in his treatise Popular Astronomy (1884), Simon Newcomb stated "This idea that the nebulae were other galaxies was more or less in vogue among popular writers until a quite recent period.