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  • Candidates had further to be fugitives (probably slaves), and as a preliminary had to break off a bough from a specified tree.
  • Propositions I-II are preliminary, 13-20 contain tangential properties of the curve now known as the spiral of Archimedes, and 21-28 show how to express the area included between any portion of the curve and the radii vectores to its extremities.
  • The first (a mechanical proof) begins, after some preliminary propositions on the parabola, in Prop. 6, ending with an integration in Prop. 16.
  • Whilst no small amount of observational work has been done in these new branches of atmospheric electricity, the science has still not developed to a considerable extent beyond preliminary stages.
  • Both these methods, differing from that now employed, are interesting as preliminary steps towards the method of fluxions and the differential calculus.

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