Mayer, Herschel and Prévost on the solar motion

  title={Mayer, Herschel and Pr{\'e}vost on the solar motion},
  author={J. Hendry},
  journal={Annals of Science},
  • J. Hendry
  • Published 1982
  • Philosophy
  • Annals of Science
Summary It is traditionally held that Mayer denied the existence of a solar motion while Herschel and Prevost, using much the same data, demonstrated its presence. The existence of such diverse conclusions has not, however, been satisfactorily explained. It is shown here that the supposed disagreement as to the existence of a solar motion is illusory. Mayer did not make the denial attributed to him; and the estimates of Herschel and Prevost do not represent responses to the factual question as… Expand