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Simple and Compound Interest; Discount, and Annuities for
terms of years. Simple and Quadratic Equations, and Questions producing them.
The nature and use of Logarithms.
The First Book of Euclid.
referred to rectangular co-ordinates. The equations to the Conic Sections referred to rectangular co
ordinates. PLANE TRIGONOMETRY : Plane Trigonometry as far as to enable the Candidate to solve all
the cases of Plane triangles.
sin (A+B) = sin A cos B + cos A sin B
tan A + tan B
1 F tan A tan B
The composition and Resolution of Forces.
The pressure of fluids is equally diffused and varies as the depth.
supported as if by a force equal to its weight pressing up
wards at the centre of gravity of the displaced fluid.
The apparent motion of the heavens round the earth.
CHEMISTRY, ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY, VEGETABLE PHYSIOLOGY,
AND STRUCTURAL BOTANY. CHEMISTRY : The Atmosphere. Its general nature and condition; its compo
nent parts. Oxygen ; its general properties ; how procured. Nitrogen ; its properties; how procured. Water and carbonic acid in the air. Proportions of these substances; de
teriorating influences; renovating processes. Aquafortis. Its nature ; how procured ; its composition ; proofs of
its acidity and powerful action.
natural states and relative purity. Sea-water, river-water,
cold on it ; its compound nature ; its elements. Hydrogen. How procured ; its nature; proportion in water ; its
presence in most ordinary fuels ; its product when burnt. Other combustible bodies. Sulphur, Phosphorus, Carbon, Se
bustion, i. e. the bodies produced. Heat: natural and artificial sources; its effects. Expansion ;
solids, liquids, gases. Thermometer : conduction ; radiation ;
capacity ; change of form ; liquefaction; steam. Relation of chemical affinity in the voltaic pile ; ordinary elec
tricity ; its excitement and effects. General elements of vegetable bodies ; of animal bodies. ANIMAL PuysioLOGY : The mechanical, chemical, and vital properties of the several
elementary animal textures. General principles of Animal Mechanics. Outline of the processes subservient to the nutrition of the body ;
and general plan of structure of the organs of assimilation. Nature of Digestion ; course of the Lacteal Absorbents. Structure of the Organs of Circulation. Principal varieties in the plan of circulation in the great divisions of the animal kingdom: viz. Mammalia, Birds, Reptiles, Fishes, Mollusca, Articulated and Radiated Animals.
Mechanism of Respiration in the several classes of animals; che
mical effects of Respiration in the several classes of animals. Chemical properties of the secretions; structure of secreting
organs. Functions of the nervous system. The sensorial functions, comprehending the physiology of the
external senses, especially Vision and Hearing. VEGETABLE PhysioLOGY AND STRUCTURAL BOTANY : Elementary structure. Cellular and vascular tissues ; their pro
perties, modifications, especially those which are more or less
characteristic of the larger natural groups. The axis of a plant. Its anatomy; the principal modifications of
internal structure and external form. Leaves. Their venous and parenchymatous structures. Inflo
rescence. The relation of its modifications to each other. Floral envelopes. Their principal modifications ; the relation
borne to each other by their different series ; the theory of
abortion. Stamens. Their structural analogy; modification ; use; the
theory of their order of development and suppression. Pistil. Theory of structure ; modifications ; organic analogies ;
changes it undergoes while it ripens into fruit. Seed. Its origir. as an ovule; original modifications; maturation ;
albumen; embryo; germination. Irritability and stimulants. Processes subordinate to the functions of nutrition, especially
those termed Absorption, Digestion, Exhalation, Respiration. Motions of contained fluids ; circulation, rotation. Results of secretions, especially those useful in medicine. Processes subordinate to the function of reproduction, especially the fertilization of the ovule and its maturation.
viously by the Committee of the Faculty of Arts from the works
Orations ; or two of the private Orations.
Georgics and the Sixth Book of the Æneid.
the Gallic War.
one of the longer Orations. Livy ...... Three Books. Tacitus.... The Agricola, Germania, and one Book of either the
Annals or of the Histories.
History of Greece to the death of Alexander.
History of England to the end of the Seventeenth century.
Translation into English.
LOGIC AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY.
Book, and the 2nd Book to the end of Chap. III. MORAL PHILOSOPHY : The First, Third, and Fourth Books of Paley's Principles of
Moral and Political Philosophy, and Butler's Three Sermons
on Human Nature. The papers in Classics shall consist of passages to be translated,
accompanied by questions in Grammar, History, and Geo
graphy. Until the year 1841, Candidates who show a competent knowledge in Classics, and in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy shall be approved by the Examiners.
After the year 1840, Candidates shall not be approved by the Examiners, unless they show a competent knowledge in the four branches of Examination.
1. Mathematics and Natural Philosophy.
4. Logic and Moral Philosophy. In the first week of examination the Examinations shall be conducted in the following order :
Morning 10 to 1.
Afternoon 3 to 6.
Thursday. ... French German. On the Monday morning in the following week the Examiners shall arrange in two divisions, each in alphabetical order, such of the Candidates as have passed.'
We have said that if the modifications so often spoken of were effected, a much larger number of our students might take their degree than can be expected to do so at present. Under no circumstances, however, could the bulk of them aspire to this distinction. If there were no other obstacle, the expense* (of course somewhat considerably increased, when the college is at a distance from the metropolis) would form an insurmountable obstacle. It is not perhaps very probable,' we quote from the report of Spring Hill College, that were this privilege 'granted to the college, our students (or indeed those of
any other college similarly situated) would very generally avail
themselves of it, seeing that the expense of repairing to Lon‘don, and remaining there during the examinations for matricu‘lation and degrees, added to the customary fees attending 'both, would be by no means inconsiderable, and would form in 'many cases an insuperable bar. But as there would be many ' who would be well able to take their degrees if it were not for the expense, so there would certainly be some to whom this 'would be no obstacle, and it would perhaps hardly be fair to
deprive those students of the opportunity of obtaining such 'honorable certificates of proficiency as they might be justly entitled to
Though the university is empowered only to grant degrees in arts, law, or medicine, it has instituted, we think wisely, a voluntary examination in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, in the Greek text of the New, in the evidences of Christianity, and in Scripture history; awarding to the successful candidate a certificate of proficiency. Only those can present themselves for this examination, however, who have already taken the Bachelor of Arts degree. We think it would be better to allow any of the students of the colleges recognized by the university to present themselves for this examination, whether they have taken the Bachelor of Arts degree or not, provided they have matriculated. There are many theological
* The matriculation fee is two pounds ; that for the B.A. is ten; that for the M.A. ten. These must of course be usually supplied out of the student's own funds. They could not with any show of propriety be supplied out of those of the colleges themselves, even where there was wealth enough; that wealth having been bequeathed or collected for a specific purpose, and that purpose a very different one.