## A Station Favorable to the Pursuits of Science: Primary Materials in the History of Mathematics at the United States Military Academy |

### What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

### Other editions - View all

### Common terms and phrases

A. S. Barnes Added additions Algebra American Analytical Geometry Anonymous Appendix Application Arithmetic Astronomy Bachelier bound cadets Calculus Cambridge century Charles Church collection Colleges contains Continued copy corrected Courcier Cours Course cover dated Davies Dedicated Descriptive Descriptive Geometry Differential edition Elementary Elements engineering Equations Errata follow Euclid Euler Figure French front Frontispiece géométrie Geometry George Henry History improved included Introduction James Jean John l'École l'usage Logarithms London margins Mathematics mathématiques Mechanics Method Military Academy Natural Newton notes Numbers pages of tables Paris Perspective Philosophy Plane plates portrait Practical preface present Press Principles Printed Problems Professor Projections published Revised revue Royal Schools sciences Second Second edition Series signed Smith Spherical Students Surveying tables textbooks Thayer binding Theory Third Thomas Traité Translated Treatise Trigonometry United University USMA viii vols volume West Point written York

### Popular passages

Page 134 - DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY, an Elementary Treatise on; with a Theory of Shadows and of Perspective, extracted from the French of G. MONGE. To which is added, a description of the Principles and Practice of Isometrical Projection. By JF HEATHER, MA -With 14 Plates.

Page 41 - Mathematical Tracts on the Lunar and Planetary Theories. The Figure of the Earth, Precession and Nutation, the Calculus of Variations, and the Undulatory Theory of Optics.

Page 146 - An INTRODUCTION to the THEORY and PRACTICE of PLANE and SPHERICAL TRIGONOMETRY, and the Stereographic Projection of the Sphere, including the Theory of Navigation ; comprehending a variety of Rules, Formulae, &c.

Page 79 - A Treatise on the Method of Government Surveying as prescribed by the US Congress and Commissioner of the General Land Office, with complete Mathematical, Astronomical and Practical Instructions for the use of the United States Surveyors in the field.

Page 83 - An Elementary Treatise on Mechanics. Translated from the French of M. Boucharlat. With Additions and emendations, designed to adapt it to the use of the Cadets of the US Military Academy.

Page 50 - A New Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary; Comprising an Explanation of the Terms and Principles of Pure and Mixed Mathematics, and such Branches of Natural Philosophy as are Susceptible of Mathematical Investigation. With Historical Sketches of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Several Departments of these Sciences, and an Account of the Discoveries and Writings of the Most Celebrated Authors, Both Ancient and Modern.

Page 85 - AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON THE Geometrical and Algebraical Investigation OF MAXIMA AND MINIMA; Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures, delivered conformably to the Will of Lady Sadler.

Page 228 - DOCTRINE of LIMITS, with its Applications: namely, Conic Sections ; the first Three Sections of Newton ; and the Differential Calculus.

Page 116 - Lectures on select subjects in mechanics, hydrostatics, pneumatics and optics ; with the use of the globes ; the art of dialling, and the calculation of the mean times of new and full moons, and eclipses; with plates.

Page 146 - The Elements of Plane Geometry -, containing the First Six Books of Euclid, from the Text of Dr. Simson: with Notes, Critical and Explanatory. To which are added. Book VII. including several important Propositions which are not in Euclid...