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NATURAL PHILOSOPHY FOR

BEGINNERS.

PART I.

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NATURAL PHILOSOPHY FOR

BEGINNERS

WITH NUMEROUS EXAMPLES

BY

I. TODHUNTER, M.A., F.R.S.
HONORARY FELLOW OF ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

PART I.

THE PROPERTIES OF SOLID AND FLUID BODIES.

London:
MACMILLAN AND CO.

1877

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PREFACE.

The design of this work is to furnish a simple and trustworthy manual for those who are beginning the study of Natural Philosophy; and it ventures to claim a distinct position among the numerous publications which have appeared with somewhat similar aims. On the one hand great pains have been taken to render the book intelligible to early students; the amount of mathematical knowledge assumed is merely a familiarity with the elements of Arithmetic. On the other hand the subject is presented, it may be hoped, with adequate fulness; so that a person who has mastered the work will have gaived considerable acquaintance with the principles of Natural Philosophy. Moreover a collection of Examples for exercise is supplied.

The present volume consists of four parts. The first part extends to Chapter III. inclusive; this is of a preliminary character, recalling to the student's attention some things with which he is already familiar, indicating the various branches of knowledge, and giving an outline of that with which we are here concerned. The second part extends to Chapter XXIV. inclusive; this treats of the mechanical properties of solid bodies. The third part extends to Chapter L. inclusive; this treats of the mechanical properties of fluid bodies. The fourth part extends to the end of the volume; this consists of various Chapters which illustrate and apply the principles already established. Thus the present volume is devoted to the

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