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Algebra for Beginners

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THIS work is an elementary one, taking the usual subjects up to and including Quadratic Equations. There is a chapter on Exponential Notation, giving a fair exposition of the Theory of Indices. There is nothing noteworthy in the execution: it is quite on a par with many similar text-books in this country, so that the chief point of interest is the information it gives us as to what instruction is given in the subject to the rising generation in Canada. The use of mononomial strikes us as being affected. The work is exceedingly correctly printed. There are but six mistakes, we think, in the whole book, three of which are in the answers (xv. 3, xxxvii. 14, li. 16). Many of the questions are traceable to English sources.

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