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WE note one or two features in this work which make it worthy of commendation; for example, the authors have avoided speaking of magnetic or electric fluids, and have endeavoured to bring out the fact that these forces are but “states or affections of matter,” and their endeavour is much to be praised. It is also good to see an introductory chapter on “Matter and Force,” and a special chapter on “Potential,” about which elementary students, as a rule, know very little. Most of the diagrams, however, are of the stock kind, and with the exception of the above points the book possesses nothing to distinguish it from many other elementary manuals dealing with the same subject

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