# Military Schools and Courses of Instruction in the Science and Art of War, in France, Prussia, Austria, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Sardinia, England, and the United States ... Part 1. France and Prussia. [Originally issued in the American Journal of Education under the title: “Military Schools in France and Prussia.”]

J. B. Lippincott & Company, 1862 - Military education - 399 pages

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Page 242 - The non-commissioned officers arc chosen annually by the inspectors-general — one fr.gm each regiment of cavalry — from among those that show a peculiar aptness for equitation and are distinguished by good conduct, information, zeal, and intelligence ; those who are recommended for promotion in their corps are selected in preference. Their age must not exceed twenty-five years, and they must have served at least one year in the ranks. These pupils, numbering about four hundred, are sent to the...
Page 29 - The volume of any prism is equal to the product of its base by its altitude. Let V denote the volume, B the base, and H the altitude of the prism DA'.
Page 28 - Regular polygons of the same number of sides are similar, and their perimeters are to each other as the radii of the circles to which they are inscribed or circumscribed.— The circumferences of circles are to each other as their radii.
Page 244 - The best horses purchased at the remount dep&ts are selected for the officers, and sent to this place to be trained. The number is fixed at 100 as a minimum. These, as soon as their education is complete, are sold or given, according to the orders of the Minister of War, to those officers who need a remount — in preference, to officers of the general staff and staff corps, those of the artillery, and mounted officers of infantry. These officers may also select from among the other horses of the...
Page 43 - Asymptotes of the hyperbola. — The asymptotes coincide with the diagonals of the parallelogram formed on any two conjugate diameters. — The portions of a secant comprised between the hyperbola and its asymptotes are equal. — Application to the tangent and to its construction. The rectangle of the parts of a secant, comprised between a point of the curve and the asymptotes, is equal to the square of half of the diameter to which the secant is parallel. Form of the equation of the hyperbola referred...
Page 339 - The boys composing a section are placed at meals upon the same side of the table with the corporal who has charge of them. The younger pupils do not join these companies at once, but are kept together in a division which is under female superintendence, has a separate overseer, and is under different regulations as to rising, going to bed, and other particulars of discipline and police from the elder pupils. All the duties of domestic and personal police, and some of those of domestic economy, are...
Page 338 - ... &c., — until their physical feats reach a point of perfection which I have never seen surpassed, except by professional circus-riders or rope-dancers. It is of these pupils that Dr. Bache says, " I have never seen a body of young men all so well physically developed ; a result produced by constant attention to their education on this point.
Page 271 - They aro taught to pick their way over scattered stones or stakes driven into the ground ; and it has even been thought expedient to teach them how to walk systematically on stilts. They are taught swimming — all its necessary movements before they go into the water ; and many, I was told, strike out at once, at the first trial, thus proving the physiological or anatomical efficacy of the well-considered mode of tuition.
Page 241 - THIS school was established in 1826, and is considered* the most perfect and extensive institution of the kind in Europe, — perhaps the only one really deserving the title, the others being more properly mere schools of equitation. It is under the control of the Minister of War, and was established for the purpose of perfecting the officers of the cavalry corps in all the branches of knowledge necessary to their efficiency, and especially in the principles of...
Page 381 - EMBRACE, — I. Arithmetic and Algebra. 1. Algebra, with sums, differences, products, quotients, whole numbers, roots, powers with real exponents and logarithms. The qualities of fixed numbers, fractions, decimal and continued fractions. Extraction of square and cubic roots in figures and letters, practical use of logarithms. 2. Algebra, equations of the first and second degree, with one or more unknown quantities, proportions, and the higher numerical equations. 3. Arithmetical and geometrical progression,...