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a long career at the Royal Military Academy. A student who finds that he is able to solve the larger portion of these Exercises, may consider that he is thoroughly well grounded in the elementary principles of pure and mixed Mathematics.



arranged, with Exercises and Examination Papers. By the Rev. T. DALTON, M.A., Assistant Master of Eton College. New Edition. 18mo. cloth. 2s. 6d.


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tary Treatise in which the Conic Sections are defined as the Plane
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This work has been written with a view to give the student the benefit of the Method of Projections as applied to the Ellipse and Hyperbola. When this Method is admitted into the treatment of the Conic Sections, there are many reasons why they should be defined, not with reference to the focus and direction, but according to the original definition from which

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