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The Asteroids Or Minor Planets Between Mars and Jupiter.

By Daniel Kirkwood
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  • THE ASTEROIDS, OR MINOR PLANETS BETWEEN MARS AND JUPITER.
    • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
    • PART I.
    • THE ASTEROIDS, OR MINOR PLANETS BETWEEN MARS AND JUPITER.
      • 1. Introductory. PLANETARY DISCOVERIES BEFORE THE ASTEROIDS WERE KNOWN.
      • 2. Discovery of the First Asteroids.
      • TABLE I. The Asteroids in the Order of their Discovery.
      • 3. Remarks on Table I.
      • 4. Mode of Discovery.
        • NAMES AND SYMBOLS.
      • NAMES AND SYMBOLS.
      • 5. Magnitudes of the Asteroids.
      • 6. The Orbits of the Asteroids.
      • TABLE II. Elements of the Asteroids.
    • 1. Introductory. PLANETARY DISCOVERIES BEFORE THE ASTEROIDS WERE KNOWN.
    • 2. Discovery of the First Asteroids.
    • TABLE I. The Asteroids in the Order of their Discovery.
    • 3. Remarks on Table I.
    • 4. Mode of Discovery.
      • NAMES AND SYMBOLS.
    • NAMES AND SYMBOLS.
    • 5. Magnitudes of the Asteroids.
    • 6. The Orbits of the Asteroids.
    • TABLE II. Elements of the Asteroids.
    • PART II.
    • DISCUSSION OF THE FACTS IN TABLE II.
      • 1. Extent of the Zone.
      • 2. The Small Mass of the Asteroids.
      • 3. The Limits of Perihelion Distance.
      • 4. Was the Asteroid Zone originally Stable?—Distribution of the Members in Space.
        • COMMENSURABILITY OF PERIODS.
      • COMMENSURABILITY OF PERIODS.
      • 5. Relations between certain Adjacent Orbits.
      • 6. The Eccentricities.
      • 7. The Inclinations.
      • 8. Longitudes of the Perihelia.
      • 9. Distribution of the Ascending Nodes.
      • 10. The Periods.
      • 11. Origin of the Asteroids.
      • 12. Variability of Certain Asteroids.
      • 13. The Average Asteroid Orbit.
      • 14. The Relation of Short-Period Comets to the Zone of Asteroids.
    • 1. Extent of the Zone.
    • 2. The Small Mass of the Asteroids.
    • 3. The Limits of Perihelion Distance.
    • 4. Was the Asteroid Zone originally Stable?—Distribution of the Members in Space.
      • COMMENSURABILITY OF PERIODS.
    • COMMENSURABILITY OF PERIODS.
    • 5. Relations between certain Adjacent Orbits.
    • 6. The Eccentricities.
    • 7. The Inclinations.
    • 8. Longitudes of the Perihelia.
    • 9. Distribution of the Ascending Nodes.
    • 10. The Periods.
    • 11. Origin of the Asteroids.
    • 12. Variability of Certain Asteroids.
    • 13. The Average Asteroid Orbit.
    • 14. The Relation of Short-Period Comets to the Zone of Asteroids.
    • APPENDIX.
      • NOTE A. THE POSSIBLE EXISTENCE OF ASTEROIDS IN UNDISCOVERED RINGS.
      • NOTE B. THE ORIGIN AND STRUCTURE OF COSMICAL RINGS.
        • I.
        • II.
      • I.
      • II.
      • THE END.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • NOTE A. THE POSSIBLE EXISTENCE OF ASTEROIDS IN UNDISCOVERED RINGS.
    • NOTE B. THE ORIGIN AND STRUCTURE OF COSMICAL RINGS.
      • I.
      • II.
    • I.
    • II.
    • THE END.
    • FOOTNOTES:
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