The Academy, a Journal of Secondary Education Volume 6

The Academy, a Journal of Secondary Education Volume 6

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...of applied science are taught as a basis of what has come to be considered a learned profession: that of the constructor; using that word in its highest sense. The engineer designs structures and machinery of all kinds, railroads, canals, bridges, highways, locomotives, steamships, mills, factories, engines, machine-tools, apparatus of electric light and power distribution, mining machinery. All the powers and energies of nature are by him reduced to service and compelled, through his constructions, to do duty for mankind. To do his work efficiently, he must be familiar with the principles of the higher mathematics, the laws and facts of the chemical and physical sciences, the most abstruse methods of applied mechanics. This means that he must be given an education, after and beyond that general and even liberal education which it is the ambition of every wise and earnest man to secure, which later training comprehends a special but advanced curriculum, demanding, usually, closer application, more prolonged and more difficult study than is commonly required for success in the learned professions, formerly distinctively so called, and which gives his full claim to be enrolled in that honorable list. The technical schools of this class demand of their students, when of the highest grade, severe and constant labor, from nine to twelve hours per day, throughout a course of four years' duration. It is not remarkable that often but one-third, or one-fifth, complete such a course, and that the instructors in such schools find it difficult to insure such preparation and mental discipline of the candidate for matriculation as make it safe for him to enter upon such a course. Few preparatory schools can give such instruction in the mathematical and...show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236679377
  • 9781236679376