Simon Newcomb


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Noun1.Simon Newcomb - United States astronomer (1835-1909)Simon Newcomb - United States astronomer (1835-1909)
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Professor Simon Newcomb was expounding this to the New York Mathematical Society only a month or so ago.
All that scientists had achieved, from Galileo and Newton to Franklin and Simon Newcomb, helped Bell in a general way, by creat- ing a scientific atmosphere and habit of thought.
Simon Newcomb (1835-1909) was primarily a theoretical astronomer.
Even the equation of exchange, drawn from Simon Newcomb (to whom Fisher dedicated The Purchasing Power of Money), was transformed in Fisher's hands, with different velocities of circulation for currency and bank deposits and with elaborate statistical efforts (drawing on work by David Kinley) to measure those velocities independently of the equation of exchange.
This phenomenon was discovered empirically by the astronomer and mathematician Simon Newcomb (1881), when he randomly observed that the first pages of the logarithmic tables, in the libraries, were more used, because they handled more, (dirtier than the others).
His highly competent and very readable explanation of the observatory's scientific accomplishments ranges across the administrative and bureaucratic elements in its history and provides strikingly humanistic portraits of some of the key and colorful scientific figures that were involved, such as Maury Simon Newcomb, and Asaph Hall.