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of notes of a part of the Glasgow course, drawn up for
"We have had considerable difficulty in compiling this
́have given us much less trouble and anxiety, and would
probably have ensured a better result, had we written the
volume anew without keeping the larger book constantly
before us. The sole justification of the course we have pur-
sued is that wherever, in the present volume, the student
may feel further information to be desirable, he will have
no difficulty in finding it in the corresponding pages of the
"A great portion of the present volume has been in type
since the autumn of 1863, and has been printed for the use
To this we would now only add that the whole has been
The present edition has been carefully revised by Mr W.
BURNSIDE, of Pembroke College: and an Index, of which we
have recognized the necessity, has been drawn up for us by
1. THE Science which investigates the action of Force is called, by
Page 28, in diagram for first line of figures take the third.
The word Dynamometer occurring in the Index on p. 288 should
translating, as it were, from Kinematics into Dynamics, and vice versa.
6. Thus it appears that there are many properties of motion,