Elements of Geometry for the Use of Schools: Clairaut Alexis Claude

Elements of Geometry for the Use of Schools

Clairaut Alexis Claude

Verlag: Direction of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland, U.K., 1846
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vii, 88 pages, size7 inches tall by 4.25 inches . No previous edition mentioned. With many diagrams. ' This Treatise contains the First and Second Parts of Clairaut's Elements of Geometry, translated from the French-a work hitherto neglected from its want of scientific demonstration. It contains a view of the principal truths of Geometry in the order in which they were discovered, and on that account seemed best suited for the present purpose. The Author was aware that many who might have derived advantages from an acquaintance with such a useful branch of science, and perhaps been allured to the study of more scientific works, were discouraged by the dry and unpromising-aspect it presents when taught synthetically, and found the necessity of adopting a more simple plan for an elementary book. Among those whose circumstances do not permit a proper training of their intellectual faculties, there are many whose usefulness and comfort might be increased by a degree of intellectual education suited to their occupations; and if there is any branch of knowledge which can adapt itself to an indefinite variety of circumstances in the lower ranks of a civilized nation, it is Geometry,-there is scarcely a theorem which is not applicable to some useful purpose. The following Treatise, written by an eminent Mathematician, has been strongly recommended by Lacroix, for the purpose of opening the minds of children, and preparing them, under judicious teachers, for higher studies; and is now published, in the hope that it may assist many in the practical purposes of humble industry. The Author, in his Preface, observes :-" It will he objected, that in certain parts of this work I rely too much on the testimony of the eyes, and neglect the strictness of demonstration. I beg that whoever makes the objection, will consider that I pass thus slightly only over propositions whose truth may be discovered by the smallest degree of attention. I proceed in that manner, especially at the beginning, (where we meet with the greatest number of such propositions,) because I have observed that persons who have any talents for Geometry, are gratified by such opportunities of using their own ingenuity, while on the contrary, they turn away, almost in anger, when they find themselves oppressed under a multitude of demonstrations, which, properly speaking, are useless." Book - in grubby 'natural' cloth covered boards with similar spine, paper label to spine and front, Contents, clean and tightly bound with red stamp 'By Grant from the Committee of Council on Education' to title and last leaf. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 200 grams. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Science; Education. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 003820. This book is lighter than the average upon which international charges are based and so will be sent Airmail as standard. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003820

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Titel: Elements of Geometry for the Use of Schools

Verlag: Direction of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland, U.K.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1846

Einband: Hardcover


Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Jacket


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