Definition of Bessel
1. Noun. German mathematician and astronomer who made accurate measurements of stellar distances and who predicted the existence on an 8th planet (1784-1846).
Generic synonyms: Astronomer, Stargazer, Uranologist, Mathematician
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Literary usage of Bessel
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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1915)
"were unsuccessful, even in the hands of astronomers like bessel and Struve. ... Struve and bessel therefore attempted the problem by the differential method ..."
2. Arctic Experiences: Containing Capt. George E. Tyson's Wonderful Drift on by Euphemia Vale Blake (1874)
"Dr. bessel' and Mr. Meyers say now that the highest latitude the ship ... Last night Dr. bessel went over to the observatory, and at 9 AM we were all a ..."
3. A Course of Modern Analysis: An Introduction to the General Theory of by Edmund Taylor Whittaker (1902)
"The roots of bessel functions. The relation established in the preceding article ... Expression of the bessel coefficients as trigonometric integrals. ..."
4. A Treatise on the Sun's Radiation and Other Solar Phenomena: In Continuation by Frank Hagar Bigelow (1918)
"Log p, = log Po +-j^T1 d°g ^ - log To) (212) bessel. ... In the case of the bessel formula for refraction, upon which the working tables are constructed, ..."