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look to it as a great help towards keeping up, and indeed small compass, at the cost evidently of great labour and terized by a due appreciation of the spirit and exactness
reviving, the true spirit and feeling for Geometry, which pains. The Aphorisms, which form a prefix of 174 pages, of the Greek Geometry, and an acquaintance with its his
of late years has been too much neglected among us." may suggest useful reflections to earnest students. The tory, as well as by a knowledge of the modern extensions
W. Williamson, B.D., Fellow and Tutor of Clare College, Patriot. of the Science The Elements are given in such a forin
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their reading, as well as an assistance to the masters of very great service to the cause of Geometrical Science;
« Mr. Potts has maintained the text of Simson, and | Paley: the notes consist of original passages referred to LD I have adopted Mr. Potts' work as the text-book for my
secured the very spirit of Euclid's Geometry, by means the text, with illustrative observations by the editor: the own Lectures in Geometry, and I believe that it is recom
which are simply mechanical. It consiats in printing the questions have been selected from the Examinations to mended by all the Mathematical Tutors and Professors in
syllogism in a separate paragraph, and the members of it the last thirty years. It is an useful edition.-Specista this University." - Robert Walker, M.A., F.R.S., leader in
in separate subdivisions, each, for the most part, occupying Experimental Philosophy in the Unirersity, and Mathematical
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fore seen at once without requiring an instant's thought, work is hailed with no ordinary welcome--not that e " When the greater portion of this part of the Course Were this the only advantage of Mr. Potts' Edition, the almost, but that it fully answers the praiseworthy puree was printed, and had for some time been in use in the crent convenience which it a ffords in tuition would give for which it has been issued. Without this volume e Academy, a new Edition of Fuclid's Elements, by Mr.
-book of England. library of any Christian man is incomplete."_Charckor Robert Potts, M.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge, which
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Edition] we have ever examined, and runs to 361 pages. indicative of laborious and useful research ; an analys vantages of the symbolical form, and it is at the same time free from the manifold objections to which that form
Here is given an abundance of exercises, selected from the of great ability and correctness, and a selection from the is open. The duodecimo edition of this Work, comprising
best sources, to which are appended hints of the Solu- Senate House and College Examination Papers, by u. only the first Six Books of Euclid, with Deductions from tions."--Educational Times.
great help is given as to what to study and how to stay them having been introduced at this Institution as a
it. There is nothing wanting to make this book pe
"If we may judge from the solutions we have sketched fect.”—Church and State Gazette, text-book, now renders any other Treatise on Plane Geo. 1 of a few of them (the Geometrical Exercises), we should metry unnecessary in our course of Mathematics." be led to consider them admirably adapted to improve the
"We do not hesitate to aver that Mr. Potts hag docbi Preface to Descriptive Geometry, dc., by S. Hunter Christie, taste as well as the skill of the Student. As a series of
the value of the work by his highly important Pretty M.A., late Secretary of the Royal Society, &c., and Professor judicious exercises, indeed, we do not think there exists
which a clear and impressive picture is drars of *** of Mirthematics in the Royal Military Academy, Woolrich. one at all comparable to it in our language - viewed P
present unsettled state of opinion as to the very fogadat " Mr. Potts, by the publication of his Edition of Euclid,
of our faith, and the increased necessity for the old sex | either in reference to the student or teacher."--Mechanics'
of Evidences' is well expounded by his masterly analys* with its most valuable notes and problems, and the solu Magazine, Vo. 1175.
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"The Hints' are not to be understood as propositions sist chiefly of the full text of the passages cited by hike Englishmen to the subject:first in his own and the
worked out at length, in the manner of Bland's Problems, and of extracts from the best modern writers on the Sister Universities, then in the Public Schools, and finally,
or like those worthless things called 'Keys,' as generally dences,' illustrative or corrective of Paley's statemests in most Scholastic Establishments in the country.- His
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two of the process indicated; in one case the analysis is standard edition of the 'Evidences' and Hore,'"-theme understanding of the subject by the Gentlemen Cadets."
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another case the reverse of this. Occasionally, though "The editor has judiciously added the Hore Panin Military Academy, Voolwich. seldom, the entire process is given as a model; but most
as forming one of the most important branches of "The Edition of the Elements of Euclid which Mr. Potts commonly, just so much is suggested as will enable a
auxiliary evidences. He has added many valuable at has published is confessedly the best which has yet student of average ability to complete the whole solution,
in illustration and amplification of Paler's Are appeared."-John Phillips Higman, M.A., F.R.S., late Fellow -in short, just so much and no more) assistance is
and prefixed an excellent analysis or abstract of the and Tutor of Trinity College, Cambridge, afforded as would, and must be, afforded by a tutor to his
work, which will be of great service in fixing the priser pupil. Mr. Potts appears to us to have hit the golden "Mr. Potts has lately published an edition of Euclid'.
of this masterly argument on the mind of the N mean' of Geometrical tutorship."- Mechanics' Magazine, / Mr. Potts' is the most complete and useful echo Elements of Geometry, which he has illustrated with a
No. 1270. collection of Examples. I consider that he has performed
published."- Eclectic Rerieu. his task with great care and judgment, and that the work "We can most conscientiously recommend it (The
LONGYAN & Co., 14, Ludgate Hill seems to bid fair to possess a larger share of popular School Edition to our own younger readers as the best favour than any edition of Euclid yet published.". edition of the best book on Geometry with which we R. Buston, B.D., late Fellow and Tutor of Emmanuel College. I are acquainted." -- Mechanics' Magazine, No. 1227.
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