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ROYAL

MILITARY

ACADEMY,

WOOLWICH.
July 1876.

1.-EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION TO THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY, WOOLWICH. JULY 1876.

Extract from the Regulations in accordance with which the Examination was conducted. (See War Office G.O. 56 of 1875.)

8. A candidate will be required to satisfy the Civil Service Commissioners in the following subjects:

(1.) Mathematics, viz., (a) arithmetic, and the use of common logarithms; (b) algebra, including equations, progressions, permutations and combinations, and the binomial theorem ; (c) geometry, up to the standard of the sixth book of Euclid; (d) plane trigonometry, including the solution of triangles.

(2.) French, German, or some other modern language, the examination being limited to translation from the language and grammatical questions.

(3.) Writing English correctly and in a good legible hand, from dictation, and English composition.

(4.) The elements of geometrical drawing; including the construction of plane scales and the use of simple mathematical instruments. (5.) Geography.

A thorough knowledge of each of the four branches of mathematics will be required.

The Commissioners may, however, if they think fit, dispense with this preliminary examination, except as regards mathematics, English composition, and geometrical drawing, in the case of any candidate who has satisfied them on a previous occasion.

9. No marks will be allotted for the above preliminary examination, excepting for mathematics (2,000), for English composition (500), and for geometrical drawing (300).

10. The "further examination" will be proceeded with immediately on the conclusion of the "preliminary examination." Candidates who fail in the preliminary examination will be informed of their failure as soon as possible, and they will then be released from further attendance.

11. The subjects of the further examination and the maximum number of marks obtainable for each subject will be as follows:

(1.) Mathematics; viz., further questions and problems
on the subjects of the qualifying examination, and
the elements of the following subjects: Theory of
equations; Analytical geometry; Conic sections;
solid geometry; differential and integral calculus;
statics; and dynamics

N.B.-In all the subjects great importance will be attached
to accuracy in numerical results.

* See detailed Syllabus, page 4.

Marks.

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(2.) English; English literature, limited to specified authors;
and English history, limited to certain fixed periods;
the authors and periods being notified beforehand
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(4.) French; the examination to be partly colloquial
(5.) German; the examination to be partly colloquial
(6.) Any one of the following languages at the option of the
candidate, viz.: Italian, Russian, Spanish, or Hin-
dustani; the examination to be partly colloquial
(7.) Experimental sciences, viz., (a) chemistry and heat; or
(b) electricity and magnetism

2,000

2,000

2,000

(8.) General and physical geography, and geology (9.) Drawing, freehand

1,000 Of these nine subjects candidates will not be allowed to take up more than four, exclusive of drawing.

12. A certain number will be deducted from the marks gained by a candidate in each subject, except mathematics; and the remainders will be added to the marks gained by the candidate in the preliminary examination in mathematics, English composition, and geometrical drawing. The resulting total will determine the candidate's place in the competitive list; the successful candidates being those who stand first on the list up to the number of vacancies competed for.

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OPTIONAL EXAMINATION IN MATHEMATICS.

Detailed Syllabus.

Further questions and problems on the subjects of the qualifying examination.

Theory of equations: first principles.

Analytical geometry: problems on straight line and circle.

Conic sections: elementary properties, with easy problems, both on the analytical and geometrical methods.

Solid geometry: first principles, with easy exercises.

Differential calculus. Differentiation of functions of one independent variable. Taylor's and Maclaurin's theorems; applications. Maxima and minima of functions of one independent variable. Method of infinitesimals first principals, with easy applications. Taugents and normals to curves. Points of inflexion. Curvature of curves. Involutes and evolutes.

Integral calculus. Elementary integrations. Integration considered as summation. Rectification and quadrature of plane curves.

Statics: equilibrium of forces and couples in one plane. Friction; centre of gravity; mechanical powers. Problems on elementary statics: the graphical or geometrical method of treating such problems should be studied as well as the analytical. No applications of the differential calculus to statics will be required.

Dynamics: elementary principles; projectiles; motion of a heavy particle on a smooth curve; centrifugal force; simple pendulum. Problems and exercises. No applications of the differential calculus will be required.

Including 500 allotted to English composition in the preliminary examination. † Classics are divided into two sections, Latin and Greek, either or both of which the Candidate may take up as one subject.

‡ Subjects (a) and (b) are alternative; a candidate will not be allowed to take up

both.

ROYAL MILITARY

ACADEMY,

WOOLWICH.

July 1876.

ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY, WOOLWICH. July 1876.

The following notice was issued,

At the competition to be held in July 1876, the examination in
English literature will be limited to the following authors :-

Chaucer -
Shakespeare

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Royal Military
Academy,
Woolwich.

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Notice of the
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Burke

The examination in English
A.D. 1760 to A.D. 1802.

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Knight's Tale.
Henry VIII.
Hamlet.

Paradise Lost, Books III. and IV.
Advancement of Learning, Book I.,
and Book II. to the end of cap. IV.
(Wright's Edition) on Poesy,
London.

TIME TABLE.

The Subjects printed in Italics are obligatory.

The Vanity of Human Wishes.
From 1778 to the end (cap. 62-82, in

Croker's Edition, cap. 36-59 in the
edition published by Routledge).
Speech on American Taxation.
History will be limited to the period

Time.

Monday, 3rd July.

Tuesday, 4th July.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 p.m. to 3.45 p.m.
Wednesday, 5th July.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, 6th July.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 7th July.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 8th July.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10th July.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 p.m. to 5 p.in.
Tuesday, 11th July.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 p.m. to 5

p.m.

Subject of Examination.

Medical Examination.

f Modern Language and English Dictation. Geography.

Geometrical Drawing.
Algebra.

English composition.
Arithmetic.

Euclid.
Trigonometry.

English History.
*English Literature.

Latin (Prose).
Latin (Verse).

Mathematics, Pure. (1.) *Geology and Geography.

In these subjects there will be an oral examination, the time and place of which will be notified to the candidates who take them up.

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* In these subjects there will be an oral examination, the time and place of which will be notified to the candidates who take them up.

† At the London University, Burlington Gardens.

ROYAL MILITARY

ACADEMY, WOOLWICH. July 1876.

Number in Order of

Merit.

Number in Examina

tion.

TABLE showing the MARKS obtained by the CANDIDATES for ADMISSION to the ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY at WOOLWICH were examined under the directions of the Civil Service Commissioners at the International Exhibition, South Kensington, on

July 4, 1876, and subsequent days.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES.

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* These marks were gained in English Composition in the preliminary examination.

ROYAL

MILITARY

Who

Total.

WOOLWICH. ACADEMY,

July 1876.

Geometrical.

300

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