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The Mathematical Gazette, No. 5 (May 1895).—This number opens with a paper read by Dr. C. Taylor at the annual meeting of the A.I.G.T. in January last, of which the title is “The Syllabus of Geometrical Conies.” In it the writer passes in review what he has done in the subject since his first contribution to the Messenger in 1862. Amongst other reasons for writing at this date, Dr. Taylor states: “I have, as I think, arrived at something like finality in my own view of the way in which the subject should be approached.” It is on this ground that we commend the author's paper to persons interested in the teaching of geometrical conics. They will derive profit from it. The second of the mathematical worthies noticed by Mr. Heppel is John Dee, noteworthy from his contributions to Billingsley's translation of Euclid. The notes, solutions of Gazette questions, solutions of examination questions, and questions for solution, which are all very useful for the readers addressed, are, with the enlarged form of the journal, greatly increased in number and variety. Several recent text-books are also the subject of judicious and discriminating criticism. The Gazette should certainly have a successful career.

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