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DESIGNED FOR THE
USE OF STUDENTS IN THE UNIVERSITY.
BY JAMES WOOD, D.D.,
LATE DEAN OF ELY, AND
CAREFULLY REVISED, AND ENLARGED
NOTES, ADDITIONAL PROPOSITIONS, AND
BY THOMAS LUND, B.D.,
B. FELLOWES, LUDGATE STREET, LONDON.
In presenting to the public a new Edition of a Work, which has maintained its ground for nearly half a century as a text-book for the Universities and principal Schools of the kingdom, it may be proper to give a brief explanation of the changes made by the present Editor. These changes consist of both omissions and insertions. The principal omissions are the Sections on Summation of Series, and the Application of Algebra to Geometry; both of which subjects are now usually read in separate Treatises. The insertions consist of various additional propositions required by the student in the present state of the science, and are intended to supply some acknowledged deficiencies in the original work! All the insertions are enclosed within brackets, by which the new matter is readily distinguished from the old ; unnecessary alterations have been scrupulously guarded against ; and it is not without some degree of confidence that the Editor ventures to hope he has not, either by his omissions or insertions, in any respect damaged the universally-approved labours of Dr Wood. Parts I. and III. of preceding Editions are now united to form Part I. The Section on the Binomial Theorem has been entirely remodelled ; and that on Permutations and Combinations considerably enlarged.
enlarged. Most of the other alterations are sufficiently indicated by the Table of Contents. The Editor has received much valuable assistance from several of his friends, and especially from the Rev. L. P. Baker, Rector of Medbourne, (formerly Fellow and Algebra Lecturer of St John's College,) for which he takes this opportunity of returning his thanks.
T. L. St. John's COLLEGE, 1841.