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Now in course of publication, in small 8vo. each volume

containing about 300 pages, price 35. 6. cloth,

A SERIES OF

ELEMENTARY WORKS ON MECHANICAL AND

PHYSICAL SCIENCE,

FORMING A SERIES OF

TEXT-BOOKS OF SCIENCE

ADAPTED FOR THE USE OF ARTISANS AND OF STUDENTS IN

PUBLIC AND OTHER SCHOOLS.

Edited by T. M. GOODEVE, M.A.
Lecturer on Applied Mathematics at the Royal School of Mines, and formerly

Professor of Natural Philosophy in King's College, London.

THE

'HE Reports of the Public Schools Commission

and of the Schools Inquiry Commission, as
well as the evidence taken before several Parlia-
mentary Committees, have shewn that there is still
a want of a good Series of TEXT-Books in Science,
thoroughly exact and complete, to serve as a basis
for the sound instruction of Artisans, and at the
same time sufficiently popular to suit the capacities
of beginners. The foundation of the WHITWORTH
SCHOLARSHIPS is in itself an evidence of the
recognition of that want, and reason for the
production of a Series of Elementary Scientific
Works adapted to that purpose.

Messrs. LONGMANS and Co. have accordingly
made arrangements for the issue of a Series of
Elementary Works in the various branches of
Mechanical and Physical Science suited for general

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Text-Books of Science.

use in Schools, and for the self-instruction of Working Men.

These books are intended to serve for the use of practical men, as well as for exact instruction in the subjects of which they treat; and it is hoped that, while retaining that logical clearness and simple sequence of thought which are essential to the making of a good scientific treatise, the style and subject-matter will be found to be within the comprehension of working men, and suited to their wants. The books will not be mere manuals for immediate application, nor University text-books, in which mental training is the foremost object ; but are meant to be practical treatises, sound and exact in their logic, and with every theory and every process reduced to the stage of direct and useful application, and illustrated by well-selected examples from familiar processes and facts. It is hoped that the publication of these books in addition to other useful resultswill tend to the leading up of Artisans to become Candidates for the WHITWORTH SCHOLARSHIPS.

A list of the books intended for early publication in the Elementary Series, including Five already published, will be found at the end of the present volume.

Messrs. LONGMANS and Co. having secured the co-operation of some of the most eminent Professors of, and Writers cn, the various branches of Science comprised in this Series, are enabled to indulge in the confident hope of producing a Series which shall combine practical utility with sound theory.

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