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ARI T II MT TIG,
TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH
AND ADAPTED TO THE USE
BY NATHANIEL HAYNES, A. B.
PRINTED BY GLAZIER AND 00.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That, on this thirty-first day of May, in
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and [L. 6.] twenty-four, and the forty-eighth year of the Indepen
dence of the United States of America, Mr. NATAANIEL HAYNES, of the District of Maine, has deposited in this office, the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the. words following, viz :
“Elements of Arithmetic, translated from the French of M. Bezout, and adapted to the use of American Schools ; by Nathaniel Haynes, A. B. Tutor in Mathe. matics at Gardiner Lyceum. Hallowell: Printed by Glazier & Co. 1824."
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 extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
J. MUSSEY, Clerk of the District Court of Maine ,
This ARITHMETIC has been chiefly extracted, from the first part of a Course of Mathematics, composed by ETIENNE BEZOUT, an eminent French Mathematician, for the use of the Guards of the Marine and the Pavilion, and afterwards adopted by the Polytechnic School in France. The great excellence of Bezout consists in uncommon perspicuity in the explanation of first principles. Aware that the rigorous forms of Algebraic demonstration are unintelligible to beginners, he has followed the more rational method of developing the Elements of Arithmetic, by plain illustrations, and a clear exposition of the reason of its operations. But although many obstacles are removed that have hitherto impeded the progress of the student, he must not expect to become an expert Arithmetician without close application and frequent exercise of his reasoning faculties. To assist him in these efforts, and to render his investigations practically as well as theoretically useful, numerous select Examples have been introduced, showing the application of abstract principles to a great variety of questions in business.
GARDINER, JUNE 1824.