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Forest Ray Moulton (April 29, 1872 – December 7, 1952) was an American astronomer.

He was born in Le Roy, Michigan, and was educated at Albion College. After graduating in 1894 (A.B.), he performed his graduate studies at the University of Chicago and gained a Ph.D. in 1899. At the University of Chicago he was associate in astronomy (1898–1900), instructor (1900–03), assistant professor (1903–08), associate professor (1908–12), and professor after 1912.

He is noted for being a proponent, along with Thomas Chamberlin, of the Chamberlin-Moulton planetesimal hypothesis that the planets coalesced from smaller bodies they termed planetesimals. Their hypothesis called for the close passage of another star to trigger this condensation, a concept that has since fallen out of favor.

In the first decades of the twentieth century, some additional small satellites were discovered to be in orbit around Jupiter. Dr. Moulton proposed that these were actually gravitationally-captured planetesimals. This theory has become well-accepted among astronomers.

The crater Moulton on the Moon, the Adams-Moulton methods for solving differential equations and the Moulton plane in geometry are named after him.

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Total Books: 20
An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics
2010 - An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781144800770
ISBN-10: 1144800773
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An Introduction to Astronomy
2010 - An Introduction to Astronomy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143594489
ISBN-10: 1143594487
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An Introduction to Astronomy
2010 - An Introduction to Astronomy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143675256
ISBN-10: 1143675258
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The Tidal and Other Problems
2010 - The Tidal and Other Problems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143001895
ISBN-10: 1143001893
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Descriptive Astronomy An Elementary Exposition of the Facts Principles and Theories of Astronomical Science
Periodic Orbits
2010 - Periodic Orbits (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151777034
ISBN-10: 115177703X
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Periodic Orbits by Fr Moulton in Collaboration With Daniel Buchanan
2009 - Periodic Orbits By Fr Moulton in Collaboration with Daniel Buchanan [and Others] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151777058
ISBN-10: 1151777056
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An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics
2009 - An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151479778
ISBN-10: 1151479772
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An Introduction To Celestial Mechanics
2009 - An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781444690057
ISBN-10: 1444690051
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An introduction to astronomy
2009 - An Introduction to Astronomy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780217774796
ISBN-10: 0217774792
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An Introduction to Astronomy -1916
2009 - An Introduction to Astronomy -1916 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781112248825
ISBN-10: 111224882X
Genre: Science & Math
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An Introduction To Celestial Mechanics
2008 - An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408674185
ISBN-10: 1408674181
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An Introduction To Celestial Mechanics
2008 - An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics [1914] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781436542432
ISBN-10: 143654243X
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An Introduction To Astronomy
2008 - An Introduction to Astronomy [1916] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781436619332
ISBN-10: 1436619335
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An Introduction To Astronomy
2008 - An Introduction to Astronomy [1916] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780548814215
ISBN-10: 054881421X
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An Introduction To Celestial Mechanics
2007 - An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics [1914] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780548688557
ISBN-10: 0548688559
Genre: Science & Math
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Descriptive Astronomy - An Elementary Exposition Of The Facts Principles And Theories Of Astronomical Science
Introduction to Celestial Mechanics/2nd Revised Edition
Introduction to Celestial Mechanics
1971 - Introduction to Celestial Mechanics (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780486625638
ISBN-10: 048662563X
Genre: Science & Math
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Autobiography of Science
Autobiography of Science (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780719509797
ISBN-10: 0719509793
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