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Organized 1888, Announcement for 1888-1889

Department of Mathematics Cource of Study


October to March: Algebra
March to June: Algebra and Plane Geometry
October to January: Plane and Solid Geometry completed

January to March: Place and Spherical Trigonometry
March to June: Surveying
October to June: Theoretical and practical course in Descriptive Geometry in the Department of Drawing

October to March: Analytical Geometry
March to June: Calculus

October to February: Calculus

Department of Mathematics Instruction

Recitations are made daily, an hour being devoted to each section. Perfection in the recitation system is attained by marking every student daily, thereby requiring a thorough preparation of each lesson. With this end in view classes are sub-divided into sections, each section numbering from fifteen to twenty-five students.

In the lower branches attention is given to continued drill in examples and problems and to accuracy in recitations. In the higher branches interest is awakened by original problems and practical investigations requiring a thorough understanding of the principles of the text. The Differential and Integral Calculus are pursued together, thereby enabling their early application in Mechanics and Physics.

Requirements for entrance to the Apprentice Class in Mathematics:

  • Arithmetic--complete
  • Algebra--fundamental operations, including Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division
The following text books are recommended to candidates for admission: Robinson's Practical or Sanford's Higher Analytical Arithmetic, and Wentworth's Elements of Algebra. The latter book is named on because the student will continue his course of study in the same book after entering the institution.

Text Books used in the Courses

Wentworth's Elements of Algebra
Wentworth's New Plane and Solid Geometry
Faunce's Descriptive Geometry
Davies' Surveying
Wentworth's Plane and Spherical Trigonometry
Bowser's Analytical Geometry
Taylor's Calculus


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