AN EASY INTRODUCTION TO THE MATHEMATICS; IN WHICH THE THEORY AND PRACTICE ARE LAID DOWN AND FAMILIARLY EXPLAINED. To each subject are prefixed, A BRIEF POPULAR HISTORY OF ITS RISE AND PROGRESS, CONCISE MEMOIRS OF NOTED MATHEMATICAL AUTHORS ANCIENT AND MODERN, AND SOME ACCOUNT OF THEIR WORKS. The whole forming A COMPLETE AND EASY SYSTEM OF ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION IN THE LEADING BRANCHES OF THE MATHEMATICS; DESIGNED TO FURNISH STUDENTS WITH THE MEANS OF ACQUIRING CONSIDERABLE Adapted to the use of SCHOOLS, JUNIOR STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITIES, AND PRIVATE ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO STUDY WITHOUT A TUTOR. OXFORD: PBINTED BY BARIXETT AND NEWMAN; 1814. CONTENTS. PAOE General Problems. Their Nature and Properties explained 1 Method of registering the Steps of an Operation . . 17 Its Rules Algebraically investigated 36 Problems exercising Arithmetical Progression . . 40 Simple Interest, its Rules investigated and applied . . 45 Discount, its Rules investigated and applied 48 The Doctrine Of Ratios • ... 49 Inverse, or Reciprocal Proportion 69 Contra-harmonical Proportion 73 Comparison Of Variable And Dependent Quantities . 74 Problems in Geometrical Progression 89 Compound Interest, its Rules investigated and applied . 91 Properties Of Numbers, an Investigation of those which SauATiONS Of Several Dimensions. A general View of the Nature, Formation, Roots, &c. Generation of the higher Equations 113 |