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THE

CAMBRIDGE COURSE

OF

ELEMENTARY NATURAL PHILOSOPHY.

BEING THE DEMONSTRATIONS OF THE PROPOSITIONS IN

MECHANICS AND HYDROSTATICS

IN WHICH THOSE PERSONS WHO ARE NOT CANDIDATES FOR
HONOURS ARE EXAMINED FOR THE DEGREE OF B.A.

CAMBRIDGE:

PRINTED BY JOHN W. PARKER, UNIVERSITY PRINTER:

STEVENSON, AND GRANT, CAMBRIDGE;
A. H. BAILY & Co., LONDON.

M.DCCC.XXXVIII.

PREFACE.

THE following pages contain the demonstrations of the questions in the Course of Elementary Natural Philosophy in which the University of Cambridge requires the Candidates for the Degree of B. A. in 1841 and succeeding years to be prepared for Examination. The Enunciations adopted by the Senate have here been rigidly adhered to, and the Propositions are proved in the same order as they have been numbered by Authority. The writer did not consider himself at liberty to alter, or in any respect to deviate from, the scheme approved of by the Senate, conceiving that the Examiners to be appointed under the new system will not themselves possess the power of setting any other questions than those sanctioned by the public expression of the will of the University.

It has been endeavoured to give such proofs and explanations as might be found intelligible and easy by students possessing a moderate acquaintance with Arithmetic, the first principles of Algebra, and Euclid's Elements. Strict and brief demonstrations have been preferred to long diffuse explanations and illustrations, from the idea that the former were the

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