1853 Elements Analytical Geometry Differential Calculus
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Differential and Integral Calculus
Elias Loomis, A.M.
New York : Harper & Brothers, Publishers --- 1853
Description: This hard cover book measures 6 1/8” across by 9 3/8” tall and contains 278 pages, followed by several pages of advertisements for other books by the author. is part of the description from the preface: The following treatise on Analytical Geometry and the Calculus constitutes the fourth volume of a course of Mathematics designed for Colleges and High Schools, and is prepared upon substantially the same model as the preceding volumes. It was written, not for mathematicians, nor for those who have a peculiar talent or fondness for the mathematics, but rather for the mass of college students of average abilities. I have, tfore, labored to smooth down the asperities of the road so as not to discourage travelers of moderate strength and courage ; but have purposely left some difficulties, to arouse the energies and strengthen the faculties of the beginner. In a course of liberal education, the primary object in studying the mathematics should be the discipline of the mental powers. This discipline is alike important to the physician and the divine, the jurist and the statesman, and it is more effectually recurred by mathematical studies... read more