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An Elementary Treatise on Statics

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THIS is a good book without any of that attempt at cramming, too common now in our elementary text-books. It is calculated to give the reader a good grasp of the elements of Statics. It goes over the usual ground, states and proves the principles well and clearly, and contains in each chapter a numerous and excellent series of examples. These examples consist of “graduated and classified groups of problems, each involving distinct statical principles.” These, the author says, he finds, and our experience entirely agrees with his, make “an impression on the student's mind otherwise not attainable with problems indiscriminately taken.” We gather from the book that it is the production of a good and practical teacher.

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