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IN THREE VOLUMES.
THE USE OF THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY,
BY ORDER OF HIS LORDSHIP B
THE MASTER GENERAL OF THE ORDNANCE.
CHARLES HUTTON, LL.D. F.R.S.
LATE PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS IN THE ROYAL
PRINTED FOR E. C. AND J. RIVINGTON; G. WILKIE AND J.
Dawson 8-23-37 36938
TO THE THIRD VOLUME.
THE beneficial improvements lately made, and still making, in the plan of the scientific education of the Cadets, in the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, having rendered a further extension of the Mathematical Course adviseable, I was honoured with the orders of his Lordship the Master General of the Ordnance, to prepare a third volume, in addition to the two former volumes of the Course, to contain such additions to some of the subjects before treated of in those two volumes, with such other new branches of military science, as might appear best adapted to promote the ends of this important institution. From my advanced age, and the precarious state of my health, I was desirous of declining such a task, and pleaded my doubts of being able, in such a state, to answer satisfactorily his lordship's wishes. This difficulty however was obviated by the reply, that, to preserve a uniformity between the former and the additional parts of the Course, it was requisite that I should undertake the direction of the arrangement, and compose such parts of the work as might be found convenient, or as related to topics in which I had made experiments or improvements; and for the rest, I might