Examples from the Web for clairaut
The comet made its predicted nearest approach to the Sun on March 13, 1759, just one month earlier than Clairaut had computed.The Science of the Stars|E. Walter Maunder
The comet arrived at its perihelion on the thirteenth of March, only twenty-three days from the time assigned by Clairaut.Letters on Astronomy|Denison Olmsted
Truly, it will not equal that of Newton, who had received the spark divine; nor even that of his collaborator Clairaut.
Hence it is plain that Clairaut's theorem furnishes a practical method for determining the value of the earth's ellipticity.Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men|Francois Arago
She mastered Clairaut's geometry by copying the book, plates, and all, from beginning to end.Brave Men and Women|O.E. Fuller