Elementary Geometry: With Applications in Mensuration

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Fb&c Limited, Jun 24, 2015 - Mathematics - 220 pages
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Those who are conversant with the preparation of elementary text-books, have experienced the difficulty of adapting them to the various wants which they are intended to supply.

The institutions of education are of all grades, from the college to the district school, and although there is a wide difference between the extremes, the level, in passing from one grade to the other, is scarcely broken.

Each of these classes of seminaries requires text-books adapted to its own peculiar wants; and if each held its proper place in its own class, the task of supplying suitable works would not be difficult.

An indifferent college is generally inferior in the system and scope of its instruction to the academy or high school; while the district school is often found to be superior to its neighboring academy.

The Geometry of Legendre, embracing a complete course of Geometrical science, is all that is desired in the colleges and higher seminaries; while the Practical Geometry, published a few years since, meets the wants of those schools which are strictly elementary in their systems of instruction.

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