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ELEMENTS

OF

ALGEBRA.

BY WILLIAM SMYTH, A. M.

PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS

IN

BOWDOIN COLLEGE.

IH EDITION

PORTLAND-PUBLISHED BY SHIRLEY & HYDE.

GRIFFIN, PRINTER-BRUNSWICK.

DISTRICT OF MAINE-TO WIT :

District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty first day of December A.D. 1829 and in the fifty fourth year of the Independence of tlie United States of America, Mr. WILLIAM SMYTH of said District, has deposited in this office, the title of a Book the right whereof he claims as Proprietor in the words following, to wit:

“ Elements of Algebra. By William Smyth, A. M. Professor of Mathematics in Bowdoin College. Portland, published by Shirley & Hyde. Griffin, PrinterBrunswick, 1830."

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;" and also, to an act, entitled “ An Act supplementary to an act, entitled An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned; and for extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.”'

J. MUSSEY, Clerk of the District of Maine..

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The design of the writer of the following treatise has been chiefly to provide a convenient text book for his own classes. In the preparation of the work free use has been made of the Algebra of Lacroix and of Bourdon. The whole has however been written anew, and the subjects are in general presented in such a manner, as has been found by experiment to be well adapted to the business of elementary instruction. It is proposed to continue the subject in another volume, which will contain the theory of the higher equations, and also the application of Algebra to Geometry.

Bowd. COLL, Jan. 1830.

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