26 SOUTHERN BRANCH
SUBJECTS OF INSTRUCTION.
Algebra a. This course affords a thoro and complete treatment of addition and subtraction, parentheses, multiplication, division, simple equations, factoring, highest common factor, lowest common multiple, fractions, simultaneous equations, inequalities, involution, theory of exponents, radicals, quadratic equations, and equations solved like quadratics.
Wells's The Essentials of Algebra is the text book used.
Five hours per week throughout the year.
Algebra b. This course treats simultaneous quadratic equations, theory of quadratic equations, ratio, proportion, and variation, arithmetical, geometrical, and harmonical progressions, imaginary numbers, and logarithms.
Two hours per week throughout the year.
Plane Geometry. This course covers the five books in plane geometry. It aims to familiarize the students with the forms of rigid deductive reasoning, and to develop accuracy of statement and the power of logical proof. Considerable time is devoted to the demonstration of original theorems and to the solution of practical problems.
Three hours per week throughout the year.