Alma Mater, Volume 2: Or, Seven Years at the University of by John M. F. Wright

By John M. F. Wright

John Martin Frederick Wright deals a full of life account of Cambridge collage in Alma Mater; Or, Seven Years on the collage of Cambridge. released anonymously in 1827, Wright's two-volume paintings captures the triumphs and tribulations of undergraduate existence at Cambridge, established upon his personal years as an aspiring mathematician at Trinity university. This moment quantity covers Wright's final undergraduate years and studies as a personal instruct, including copies of examinations and lists of scholarships on hand in any respect the schools. Wright committed his profession as a author and personal show to aiding scholars prevail at collage, and Alma Mater is designed to provide mom and dad and aspiring scholars perception into the arrangements, highbrow in addition to monetary, priceless for success. A lively defence of Cambridge traditions within the face of broader academic reforms, Alma Mater additionally brings to existence a interval of severe highbrow job in British arithmetic.

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In a day or two I recovered so far as to be able to resume my studies, which I did with as vigorous a determination as ever, not for an instant premising that no other opportunity would be afforded me of gaining my proper place in the Classes for the Senatehouse. But more anon. Throughout this term, my exertions for the Senate-house were unremitting, the only recreations I indulged in, besides music, being the noble PIECES. 49 game of cricket. Be it known, at Cambridge the various Commons and other places open for the gymnastic games, and the like public amusements, are usually denominated Pieces.

37 During the fortnight's preparation it has been the custom, from time immemorial, for the first Opponent to invite the other two to take tea with him, in order that by comparing arguments, they may avoid repetitions. " The Respondent mounts a rostrum directly opposite, and begins reading a Latin thesis, usually upon the last or moral subject he has chosen to defend. " The Opponent and Respondent being now in front of each other, and the Moderator elevated above them just behind the former, the Opponent delivers" the first argument syllogistically in Latin.

1. To find the locus of the extremities of all the straight lines that can be drawn from the circumference of a given circle, toward the same parts, each of them equal and parallel to a given finite straight line. 2. To find the centre of a given ellipse. 3. To construct the curve of which the equation is ax2-\-ay2-{'bx + cy + d=0. 4. If the product of any two given numbers be a square, each of the two given numbers is the product of two factors, such that the four factors are proportionals. 5.

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