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  1. Biographical memoir, Simon Newcomb, 1835-1909 (National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. 1st Memoirs) by William Wallace Campbell, 1924
  2. Contemporary Authors: Biography - Newcomb, Simon (1835-1909)
  3. Simon Newcomb. Memorial Addresses. by Simon (1835-1909)] WEAD, Charles K., et al. [NEWCOMB, 1910-01-01
  4. Astronomy for high schools and colleges / by Simon Newcomb ... and Edward S. Holden ... by Simon (1835-1909). Holden, Edward Singleton (1846-1914) Newcomb, 1881-01-01
  5. Simon Newcombs Astronomy for everybody, revised by Robert H. Baker by Simon (1835-1909) Newcomb, 1932-01-01
  6. Popular astronomy - [With one hundred and sixteen engravings and five maps of the stars] by Simon (1835-1909) Newcomb, 1878
  7. Group of 3 papers. Includes: NEWCOMB. La Théorie du Movement de la Lune son Histoire et son État Actuel. Offprint from: Atti del IV Congresso Internazionale dei Matematici, 1908. by Simon (1835-1909). NEWCOMB, 1909-01-01
  8. Simon Newcomb 1835-1909. Bibliograph of his Life and Work. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. Memoirs, vol. xvii, 1st memoir. [pt.2] by Raymond Clare Archibald, 1924
  9. The stars; a study of the universe by Simon, 1835-1909 Newcomb, 2009-10-26
  10. Positions of fundamental stars deduced from observations made at the U.S. Naval observatory between the years 1862 and 1867 by Simon, 1835-1909 Newcomb, 2009-10-26
  11. A Critical Examination Of Our Financial Policy During The Southern Rebellion by Newcomb Simon 1835-1909, 2010-09-29
  12. The Reminiscences Of An Astronomer by Newcomb Simon 1835-1909, 2010-10-13
  13. Principles of political economy. by Simon Newcomb . by Newcomb. Simon. 1835-1909., 1885-01-01
  14. A school algebra. by Simon Newcomb by Newcomb. Simon. 1835-1909., 1887-01-01

1. Newcomb, Simon (1835-1909)
Newcomb, Simon (18351909) Canadian-born American mathematical astronomerand one of the foremost exponents of celestial mechanics
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Newcomb, Simon (1835-1909)
Canadian-born American mathematical astronomer and one of the foremost exponents of celestial mechanics of his time, who became Superintendent of the Nautical Almanac Office in 1877. On the subject of other life and intelligence in the Universe, Newcomb was non-committal, but he argued against the anthropocentric ideas of Alfred Russell Wallace and was prepared to accept the possibility that Earthlike conditions may not be essential for the development of life. In the debate over the existence of the Martian canals , Newcomb made a significant contribution with his experiments involving artificial disks and his conclusion that any linear markings were probably optical illusions.
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2. Simon Newcomb (1835-1909)
Simon Newcomb (18351909). It was a strange road that led Simon Newcombfrom rural Nova Scotia to international prominence as an
Simon Newcomb (1835-1909)
It was a strange road that led Simon Newcomb from rural Nova Scotia to international prominence as an astronomer with the United States Navy. (He retired as a Rear Admiral, but he was a "paper and pencil" officier at the Naval Observatory and Nautical Almanac Office.) As he recounts in his memoir Reminiscences of an Astronomer (1903), his early education was in the hands of his father who followed "the precarious occupation of a country school teacher" in rural Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. "What we now call school training, the pursuit of fixed studies at stated hours under the constant guidance of a teacher, I could scarcely be said to have enjoyed." To his rural neighbors, bookish Newcomb's future seemed in doubt as he to lacked the skills needed for success (e.g., driving a team of oxen) or the money required for educated jobs like lawyer or preacher. Perhaps he should be sent to Halifax as a midshipman, as he had demonstrated an interest in navigation..."to a boy living on the seacoast, who naturally thought a ship of war was one of the greatest works of man, the book [Moore's "Navigator"] was of much interest." The solution to the problem of Newcomb's future was solved when at age 16 he was apprenticed to "Doctor" Foshay of Salisbury, New Brunswick. Foshay turned out to be a quack herbalist. Two years later, thinking that he had been taught everything Foshay knew: nearly nothing, Newcomb ran away from his apprenticeship to join his father in "the States". He found teaching jobs in Maryland, which allowed him to access the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.. There he met Joseph Henry (whose name has become the unit of inductance) who was the director of the institute. (These days the Smithsonian has become a largely curatorial institution rather than a center for science. Henry, the Smithsonian's first director, was a staunch opponent of this trend.)

3. Simon Newcomb; Astonomer, Mathematician, Economist; 1835-1909 .
Simon Newcomb; astonomer, mathematician, economist; 18351909. n. p., n. d.. At head of title Respectfully referred to the Electors of the Hall of Fame.; 1. Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909.; On p

4. Browse Top Level > Texts > Project Gutenberg > Authors > N > Newcomb, Simon, 183
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5. Newcomb, Simon
Newcomb, Simon (18351909). Canadian-born US mathematician and astronomer whocompiled charts and tables of astronomical data with phenomenal accuracy.
Newcomb, Simon
Canadian-born US mathematician and astronomer who compiled charts and tables of astronomical data with phenomenal accuracy. His calculations of the motions of the bodies in the Solar System were in use as daily reference all over the world for more than 50 years, and the system of astronomical constants for which he was most responsible is still the standard.
Newcomb was born in Wallace, Nova Scotia, and had little or no formal education. In his teens he ran away to the USA, and eventually enrolled at Harvard. In 1861 he joined the navy, where he was assigned to the US Naval Observatory at Washington DC, and in 1877 put in charge of the American Nautical Almanac office. From 1884 he was also professor of mathematics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University. He retired with the rank of rear admiral.
At the Nautical Almanac office, Newcomb started the great work that was to occupy the rest of his life: the calculation of the motions of the bodies in the Solar System. The results were published in Astronomical Papers Prepared for the Use of the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac, a series that he founded 1879.
With his British counterpart Arthur Matthew Weld Downing (1850-1917), Newcomb established a universal standard system of astronomical constants. This was adopted at an international conference 1896, and again 1950.

6. To Simon Newcomb. [Washington, D.C., 1909?].
To Simon Newcomb. Washington, D.C., 1909?. 1. Newcomb, Simon, 18351909.; On verso Gift Anita Newcomb McGee 1935. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 208, Folder 76. Temple, Lucy C. Lucy C.

7. A Critical Examination Of Our Financial Policy During The Southern
A critical examination of our financial policy during the Southern rebellion. / By Simon Newcomb. Making of America (MOA); Newcomb, Simon, 18351909. Simon, 1835-1909. Newcomb

8. Astronomical Constants
Astronomical Constants. Newcomb, Simon (18351909) (The Hutchinson Dictionaryof Scientific Biography). (book reviews) (Library Journal).
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9. Newcomb
Biography of Simon Newcomb (18351909) Simon Newcomb. Born 12 March 1835 in Wallace, Nova Scotia, Canada. Died 11 July 1909 in Washington Simon Newcomb's mother was Emily Prince, the daughter of a
Simon Newcomb
Born: 12 March 1835 in Wallace, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 11 July 1909 in Washington, D.C., USA
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Simon Newcomb 's mother was Emily Prince, the daughter of a New Brunswick magistrate. His father, John Burton Newcomb, was a school master in Canada. John moved around teaching in different parts of the country, particularly in different villages in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and Simon received no formal education other than from his father. Nevertheless his father provided him with an excellent foundation for his future studies. When he was sixteen years old Simon took a job with a herbalist, called Dr Foshay, in New Brunswick. They entered an agreement that Newcomb would serve a five year apprenticeship during which time Foshay would train him in using herbs to treat illnesses. For two years he was an apprentice but became increasingly unhappy about Foshay's unscientific approach, realising that the man was a charlatan. He made the decision to walk out on Foshay and break their agreement. Indeed he did literally walk out, for Newcomb walked about 120 miles to the port of Calais in Maine where he met the captain of a ship who agreed to take him to Salem in Massachusetts if he was prepared to work as a sailor on board ship. In about 1854 he joined his father in Salem (John Newcomb had moved earlier to the United States), and the two journeyed together to Maryland.

10. Simon Newcomb --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
, Newcomb, Simon (1835–1909). , Simon Newcomb (18351909) University of StAndrews Achievements of the Canadian born mathematician and astronomer., sarah newcomb&c

11. Side-Lights On Astronomy And Kindred Fields Of Popular Science
SideLights On Astronomy And Kindred Fields Of Popular Science Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909 Simon, 1835-1909 Newcomb

12. The Bruce Medalists: Simon Newcomb
biographies and portraits of prizewinning astronomers of the 19th and 20th centuries Archibald, R.C., Simon Newcomb, 1835-1909 Bibliography of His Life and Work, Memoirs of the Hill, G.W.
The Bruce Medalists Photo courtesy Mary Lea Shane Archives, Lick Observatory Simon Newcomb 12 March 1835 1898 Bruce Medalist 11 July 1909 At age eighteen Simon Newcomb, with no money and little education, made his way on foot from his native Nova Scotia to the United States. Later he found employment as a computer with the Nautical Almanac Office , then in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and earned a B.S. at Harvard . He eventually became director of the Nautical Almanac Office, later part of the United States Naval Observatory , and served concurrently as professor of mathematics American Astronomical Society and the American Society for Psychical Research , and also served as president of the American Mathematical Society , the American Association for the Advancement of Science , the Philosophical Society of Washington , and other organizations. Presentation of Bruce medal
Alvord, William, PASP Other awards
Holland Academy of Sciences, Huygens Medal, 1878.
Government of Germany, Order Pour le Merite for Arts and Sciences
Royal Astronomical Society, Gold medal , 1874, presented by Arthur Cayley, MNRAS
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13. Modern History Sourcebook: Simon Newcomb: Extent Of The Universe, 1884
Back to Modern History Sourcebook. Modern History Sourcebook Simon Newcomb(18351909) Extent Of The Universe, 1884. Introductory Note.
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Simon Newcomb
Extent Of The Universe, 1884
Introductory Note In spite of the fertility of America in mechanical invention and applied science, there are few branches of pure science in which she can be regarded as among the leading nations. Her nearest approach to preeminence has probably been in astronomy; and in this field Simon Newcomb was, at his death, the most distinguished figure. Newcomb was born in the village of Wallace, Nova Scotia, March 12, 1835. His father, who was a teacher, gave him his elementary education; and at the age of eighteen we find him teaching a country school in Maryland. Two years later, a position as computer on the "Nautical Almanac" brought him to Cambridge, Mass., where he studied in Harvard University till 1861, when he was appointed professor of mathematics in the United States Navy. He remained in the government service till he was retired as a rear admiral in 1897, having served besides as professor of mathematics and astronomy in Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, from 1884. Newcomb's chief labors were in the department of mathematical astronomy, and were directed toward the explanation of the observed movements of the heavenly bodies. The difficulty and complexity of the calculations involved are beyond the conception of the layman; and the achievements which brought Newcomb honors from the learned of almost all civilized countries have to be taken on trust by the general. He had, nevertheless, an admirable power of clear exposition of those parts of his subject which were capable of popularization; and the accompanying paper is a good example of the simple treatment of a large subject.

14. The Uranian And Neptunian Systems, Investigated With The 26-inch
The Uranian and Neptunian systems, investigated with the 26inch equatorial of the United States naval observatory. Making of America (MOA); Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909. Simon, 1835-1909. Newcomb

15. Simon Newcomb
Simon Newcomb, 18351909. Simon Newcomb was one of America s earliest(but not complete) converts to the Marginalist Revolution.
Simon Newcomb, 1835-1909.
Simon Newcomb was one of America's earliest (but not complete) converts to the Marginalist Revolution . But he was neither an economist by training nor vocation. Rather, Newcomb was a renowned Johns Hopkins mathematician, physicist and astronomer who had risen from rags to intellectual riches. Nonetheless, he was equipped to help economics along its mathematical track. Newcomb was also one of the main developers of the Quantity Theory of Money (before Fisher ) and was among the first economists to distinguish carefully between stocks and flows and, in doing so, provided the earliest clean statement of the theory of loanable funds On the whole, Newcomb was not necessarily a very nice person. He was the quintessential American apologist and a steadfast opponent of the Institutionalist school. He engaged Richard T. Ely in a particularly nasty Methodenstreit in the 1880s and 1890s, eventually being instrumental in securing the latter's departure from Johns Hopkins and the transformation of the American Economic Association into a wider professional organization.

16. The American Apologists
The American Apologists. Gen. Francis A.Walker, 18401897. Simon Newcomb, 1835-1909.John Bates Clark, 1847-1938. Charles Franklin Dunbar, 1830-1900.
The American Apologists
The "American Apologists" is the only term we could come up to describe late 19th Century and early 20th Century American arch-conservative economists and social scientists. Although there had been earlier American economists of considerable reputation, such as Henry C. Carey and Daniel Raymond , a distinctive American economics only really came into "being" in the 1870s with the work of Francis A. Walker . For the next forty years or so, the American economics scene was dominated by an "orthodoxy" which followed on the heels of Walker. This orthodoxy was rather theoretically loose, hovering between Classical and Neoclassical economic theory. It was in their applied work and policy stance that they distinguished themselves most clearly. The last quarter of the 19th Century was a particularly trying time for the United States. Financial panics, agricultural crises, the rise of the railroad and related industries like iron and steel had upturned the American economic landscape. The concentration of ownership and predatory methods of the new industries the "trusts" had raised a few eyebrows. But so did the agrarian crusades and radicalized trade unions which rose to meet them. Much blood was spilt in the capital-labor confrontations of the stormy 1880s. It was also around this time that populist American reformers like Henry George , the Bimetallists and the Progressivists began to get active. Economists were called on to take sides and take sides they did.

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Simon Newcomb fue uno de los primeros americanos conversos al marginalismo. Nacido en Canadá, su padre era un maestro itinerante que le enseñó aritmética a los cuatro años y le convirtió en un prodigioso matemático a pesar de no haber tenido nunca una formación académica. Newcomb es principalmente físico y astrónomo, pero desarrolló la teoría cuantitativa del dinero y fué uno de los primeros economistas en distinguir claramente entre flujos y stocks. Se opuso a los institucionalistas americanos. Firme defensor del laissez-faire, se opuso vehementemente al emergente movimiento sindicalista. Obras

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