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DYNAMICS OF A PARTICLE.

VI.

Ex æquali in proportione perturbatâ seu inordinatâ, as in the election, when the result was for a long time equalised, and as it were held in the balance, by reason of those who had first voted on the one side seeking to pair off with those who had last arrived on the other side, and those who were last to vote on the one side being kept out by those who had first arrived on the other side, whereby, the entry to the Convocation House being blocked up, men could pass neither in nor out.

 

 

On Representation.

Magnitudes are algebraically represented by letters, men by men of letters, and so on. The following are the principal systems of representation.

I. Cartesian: i.e. by means of 'cartes.' This system represents lines well, sometimes too well; but fails in representing points, particularly good points.