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PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY.

1. DESCRIBE the barometer.

2. How is sound propagated ? What is the difference between a noise and a musical tone ?

3. Describe the different methods by which heat is distributed ?

4. Illustrate electrical induction by means of the goldleaf electroscope.

5. What causes the change of the seasons ? 6. How is the moon's distance determined?

%. How is the velocity of light ascertained by the eclipses of Jupiter's satellites ?

8. What is known of the sun's chemical constitution, and by what means ?

BOTANY.

1. What is a biennial plant ?
2. Describe underground stems and branches.
3. How do “endogens” differ from “exogens" ?
4. Make a sketch of a ternately decompound leaf.
5. How are leaves arranged on the stem?
6. Describe the different kinds of flower-clusters.
1%. What is meant by “calyx superior” ?
8. What is the function of green leaves ?

9. Describe upon the annexed schedule the plant given for examination.

SCAEDULE FOR PLANT-ANALYSIS. 1. STATE whether this plant is exogenous or endogenous, and give reasons for your answer.

2. Describe the arrangement, venation, shape, margin, apex, and base of the leaves.

3. What kind of flower-clusters does this plant have?

4. THE FLOWER. State whether it is or is not complete, regular, and symmetrical. Give your reasons for each answer.

CALYX. - State whether free from, or coherent with, the ovary.

SEPALS. - Give their number.
COROLLA.- State whether polypetalous or monopetalous.

STAMENS. — (1) Give number. (2) State whether distinct or united together. (3) To what are they attached ?

PISTIL. — (1) State whether simple or compound. (2) If possible, give the number of cells in the ovary. (3) Is the ovary superior or inferior ?

APPENDIX.

HARVARD COLLEGE,

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.,

1876-77.

ACADEMIC YEAR.

The Academic Year begins on the Thursday following the last Wednesday in September, and ends on the last Wednesday in June. There is a recess of two weeks, beginning on the day before Christ

mas.

REQUISITIONS FOR ADMISSION. Candidates for admission to College in 1877 must be examined in one of the two following

Courses of Study, each embracing sixteen subjects.

COURSE I. 1. Latin Grammar (including Prosody).

2. Latin Composition and Latin at sight. This will include the translation at sight of some passage in prose not included in the following requisitions.

3. Caesar, Sallust, and Ovid. Caesar, Gallic War, Books I.-IV.; Sallust, Catiline ; Ovid, four thousand lines.

4. Cicero and Virgil. Cicero, eight orations and the Cato Major ; Virgil, Eclogues, and the Aeneid, Books I. - VI.

5. Greek Grammar (including metres).
6. Greek Composition (with the accents).

7. Greek Prose. Goodwin and Allen's Greek Reader; or Xenophon's Anabasis, Books I. - IV. and the seventh book of Herodotus.

8. Greek Poetry. Homer's Iliad, Books I. - III., omitting the catalogue of ships.

9. Arithmetic (including the metric system of weights and measures, and the use and rudiments of the theory of logarithms). The examples requiring the use of logarithms at the examination will be adapted to a four-place table.

10. Algebra (through quadratic equations).

11. Plane Geometry (as much as is contained in the first thirteen chapters of Peirce's Geometry).

12. Ancient History and Geography. Greek History to the death of Alexander ; Roman History to the death of Commodus. Smith's smaller histories of Greece and Rome will serve to indicate the amount of knowledge demanded in history.

13. Modern and Physical Geography. The following works will serve to indicate the amount of knowledge demanded in this subject : in modern geography, Guyot's Common School Geography, or Miss Hall's Our World, No. 2; in physical geography, Guyot's Physical Geography, Parts II. and III., or Warren's Physical Geography, the first forty-nine pages.

14. English Composition. Each candidate will be required to write a short piece of English, correct in spelling, punctuation, grammar, division by paragraphs, and expression. The subject for 1877 will be taken from one of the following works: Shaksperes Henry V., Julius Caesar, or the Merchant of Venice; Irving's Sketch Book ; Scott's

c Talisman or Marmion. 15. French or German. The translation at sight of easy French easy German

prose if the candidate prefer to offer German. Proficiency in elementary grammar, a good pronunciation, or facility in speaking, will be accepted as an offset for some deficiency in translation. There will be no required examination in pronunciation, but it is recommended that attention be given to pronunciation from the outset. Candidates who offer German in place of French will be required to study French in place of German during the Freshman year.

16. Physical Science. One of the three following subjects, the selection of the subject being left to the candidate :

1. Elementary Botany.
2. Rudiments of Physics and of Chemistry.
3. Rudiments of Physics and of Descriptive Astronomy.

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