Caption: Course Catalog - 1876-1877
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Astronomy.—The Observatory ; Instruments and their adjustments; Determination of time, latitude and longitude ; Practical exercises. Geodesy.—Figure of the Earth; Surveys of the Earth's Surface; Base Lines; Parallels and. Meridians; Methods of the United States Surveys; Barometric Measurements. Land Surveying.—Areas; Distances; Omissions and Corrections; Standard Units; Metrical System; Refraction; Curvature of the Earth; Theories of Surveying Instruments ; Adjustment of Instruments. H. It. Surveying. — Curves ; Turnouts; Crossings ; Obstructions ; Slope Stakes ; Earth-work ; Grades; Curvature of Rails; Coning of Wheels; Calculation and use of Tables.
Projection Drawing.—Use of Instruments in applying the Elements of Descriptive Geometry; Use of Water Colors; Isometrical Drawing; Shades; Shadows and Perspective; Drawings finished in colors and by right-line shading; Bridges; Right and Oblique Arches. Free-Sand •—Landscapes; Buildings; Lettering and Ornamental Work. Topographical—Sketching; Ink Drawings; Conventional Signs, etc. Mapping—Railroad and City and County Maps. Architectural—Designing and Drawing of Engineering Structures.
Physics—See School of Mechanical Engineering. Chemistry—Inorganic Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis. Geology—Elements of Physiographic, Lithological, Historical and- Dynamical Geology.
ASTRONOMY AND GEODESY.
Temporary arrangements have been made for Observatory Practice, by the erection of a small observatory and the mounting of instruments of convenient size for students' use. Descriptive Astronomy'is given by lectures with a text-book. The Equatorial Telescope is in constant use during the favorable weather. Practical Astronomy is given by lectures and practical work with the Meridian Circle, Sextant, Theodolite, and Engineers' Transits adapted to Astronomical work; and by Astronomical calculations. Geodesy is given by lectures, practice and calculations.
Moad Engineering.—Location and Construction of Roads and Railroads; Grades; Gauges; Tunnels, etc. Resistance of Materials—Elasticity ; Safe Limits ; Shearing Stress; Flexure and Strength of Beams and Columns ; Practical Formula;. Trusses—Analysis of a variety of Roofs and Frames, with methods of obtaining the strains. Bridge Construction—Warren's, Howe's and other Trusses; Tubular and Suspension Bridges; Arches, etc. Stone work—Stone; Limes and Mortars; Foundations, etc.