These numbers constitute an arithmetical progression of the rth order.
Every "line" of its build is designed and eminently adapted for rapid progression through the water; the muscles massed along the vertebral column are enormously developed, especially on the back and the sides of the tail, and impart to the body a certain rigidity which interferes with abruptly sideward motions of the fish.
" Now for the interpolation of the rest, I considered that the denominators I, 3, 5, &c., were in arithmetical progression; and that therefore only the numerical coefficients of the numerators were to be investigated.
Here the ordinary processes of nature and progression of the seasons were symbolized under the figure of the death and resuscitation of the god.
The formula of Dalton would make the pressure increase in geometrical progression for equal increments of temperature.