On Classical Literature; Being The First Of The Series Of Inaugural Lectures Delivered By The…

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byFrancis William Newman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTORY LECTURE, BY. M. L. PHILLIPS, ESQ. PROFESSOR OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND NATURAL HISTORY. BEING THE THIRD OF THE SERIES OF INAUGURAL LECTURES DELIVERED BY THE SF.YERAL PROFESSORS AT THE OPENING OF THE COLLEGE, IN OCTOBER, 1840. LONDON: SIMPKIN, MARSHALL AND CO. STATIONERS HALL COURT: AND J. GREEN, NEWGATE STREET. T-Forrest, Piiutor, Manchester. INTRODUCTORY LECTURE COURSES ON PHYSICAL SCIENCE. Gentlemen, I have been requested by the Committee of the College, to deliver an introductory discourse, explanatory of the objects and bearings of that department to which I have had the honour to be appointed; viz. the department of Physical Science, and Natural History. In the course of my duties here, it will devolve upon me to deliver Lectures on Mechanics; Pneumatics; Acoustics: on Heat: on Electricity, under its various forms: on Chemistry: on Hydrostatics and Hydraulics: on Optics: on the Classification of Animals and Vegetables: on Animal and Vegetable Physiology: Structural Botany: on Natural History, and on Geology. This department, you will perceive, includes a range of subjects, the study of which must prove of great interest in itself; and of still greater interest, when considered in its important practical applications to the every-day business of life. In those lectures, which I hope to have the pleasure of delivering at a future period, it will be my main object to render the various subjects as intelligible as possible, by numerous experimental illustrations, preparations, and careful diagrams. Physical Science may be studied in two ways; experimentally, and theoretically: that is, we may arrive at certain conclusions respecting the phenomena of Nature, from the results of a few careful experiments; or we may derive the same consequences fr...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTORY LECTURE, BY. M. L. PHILLIPS, ESQ. PROFESSOR OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND NATURAL HISTORY. BEING THE THIRD OF THE SERIE...

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