## Elements of Natural Philosophy, Part 1 |

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THE following work consists , in great part , of the largetype , or non -

mathematical ,

more especially for use in Schools and in the junior classes in Universities , the

mathematical ...

THE following work consists , in great part , of the largetype , or non -

mathematical ,

**portion**of our Treatise on Natural Philosophy . As it is designedmore especially for use in Schools and in the junior classes in Universities , the

mathematical ...

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A great

and has been printed for the use of our classes each autumn since that date . W.

THOMSON , P. G. TAIT . November , 1872 . ! CONTENTS . DIVISION 1.

A great

**portion**of the present volume has been in type since the autumn of 1863 ,and has been printed for the use of our classes each autumn since that date . W.

THOMSON , P. G. TAIT . November , 1872 . ! CONTENTS . DIVISION 1.

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Any small

approximation being closer and closer to ... If all the points of the curve lie in one

plane , it is called a plane curve , and if it be made up of

PRELIMINARY .

Any small

**portion**of a curve may be approximately taken as a circular arc , theapproximation being closer and closer to ... If all the points of the curve lie in one

plane , it is called a plane curve , and if it be made up of

**portions**2PRELIMINARY .

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curve , and if it be made up of

plane polygon . If the line do not lie in one plane , we have in one case what is

called a curve of double curvature , in the other a gauche polygon . The term '

curve of ...

curve , and if it be made up of

**portions**of straight or curved lines it is called aplane polygon . If the line do not lie in one plane , we have in one case what is

called a curve of double curvature , in the other a gauche polygon . The term '

curve of ...

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( 1 ) Suppose we have a single pulley B , about which the flexible and

inextensible cord ABP . is wrapped , and IP suppose its free

parallel . If ( A being fixed ) a point P of the cord P be moved to P , it is evident that

each of the ...

( 1 ) Suppose we have a single pulley B , about which the flexible and

inextensible cord ABP . is wrapped , and IP suppose its free

**portions**to beparallel . If ( A being fixed ) a point P of the cord P be moved to P , it is evident that

each of the ...

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