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EATON AND BRADBURY'S

Mathematical Series.

USED WITH UNEXAMPLED SUCCESS IN THE BEST SCHOOLS AND
ACADEMIES OF THE COUNTRY.

EATON'S PRIMARY ARITHMETIC.

EATON'S INTELLECTUAL ARITHMETIC.

EATON'S COMMON SCHOOL ARITHMETIC.
EATON'S HIGH SCHOOL ARITHMETIC.

EATON'S ELEMENTS OF ARITHMETIC.

EATON'S GRAMMAR SCHOOL ARITHMETIC.

BRADBURY'S ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA.

BRADBURY'S ELEMENTARY GEOMETRY.

BRADBURY'S ELEMENTARY TRIGONOMETRY.

BRADBURY'S GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY, in one volume.
BRADBURY'S ELEMENTARY GEOMETRY. University Edition.
Plane, Solid, and Spherical.

BRADBURY'S TRIGONOMETRY AND SURVEYING.

KEYS OF SOLUTIONS TO COMMON SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL
ARITHMETICS, TO ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY AND
TRIGONOMETRY, AND TRIGONOMETRY AND SURVEYING, for
the use of Teachers.

COPYRIGHT, 1877.

BY WILLIAM F. BRADBURY.

UNIVERSITY PRESS: WELCH, BIGELOW, & Co.,
CAMBRIDGE.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

CUT OF

MISG ELLEN L. WENTWORTH

SEP 13:1941

PREFACE.

THE favor with which the author's smaller work on Elementary Geometry has been received has induced him to undertake the present more complete work, in the hope that it may prove equally useful to the higher classes of learners for whom it is intended.

While each Book has been made fuller, the same plan has, for the most part, been followed as in the former work: as in that, numerous practical questions illustrative of each Book, and theorems for original demonstration are introduced, serving as practical applications of the principles of the Book, and for discipline in discovering methods of demonstration. In addition to the exercises at the end of each Book many more, arranged in proper order, have been added at the close of the whole. These features are believed to be of special value in securing a real acquaintance with Geometry and its practical application.

In the discussion on the area of the rectangle and the circle, and the volume of the rectangular parallelopiped and the sphere, a method different from that in the smaller work has been adopted as better for the class of learners for whom this work is designed. The direct method of proof has been used in propositions usually proved by the indirect (see 85, last part of 87, and 102, in Book I.).

In the preparation of this work the author has obtained valuable suggestions from many European works on Elementary Geometry, and especially from the French works of Montferrier and of Rouché and Comberousse.

Of the points in which the author claims special originality, attention is called to Propositions XVIII. (including its Corollaries) and XX. of Book I.; the definition and consequent discussion of Similar Polygons (II. 52-58, 76-78); the use made of Proposition X., of Book III., in subsequent demonstrations; and the definition and consequent discussion of Similar Solids (VII. 78-82).

For the introduction of the terms "Normal to a Plane,” and "Aspect of a Plane," the author is indebted to JAMES MILLS PEIRCE, Professor of Mathematics in Harvard University. By the use of these terms the author is enabled to extend to planes the same idea as is used in the definition and treatment of lines and of angles in Book I. For a discussion of the word "Aspect,” as applied to planes, those interested are referred to several articles in the London journal, "Nature," for the years 1871-72, and specially to an article, by Professor J. M. PEIRCE, on p. 102, Vol. V., of the same journal.

W. F. B.

CAMBRIDGE, MASS., April, 1877.

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