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pressly manufactured for us by Reichert of Vienna; and, as the result of consultation with biologists, physicians, and sanitary engineers, the balance of the equipment for the special purposes of this laboratory has been made by Dr. Rohrbeck of Berlin. With these exceptions the equipment contains apparatus specially manufactured by the mechanician of the college.
10. A Photographic Laboratory for reproducing the appearance of tested specimens, for the purposes of the lecture room, as aid in topographical surveys, and for the distribution, to graduates and purchasers, of reprints of the great collection of progress photographs of engineering structures owned by this college.
II. An Astronomical Laboratory near the main building, contains an astronomical transit by Troughton and Sims, provided with two collimators; a sidereal clock; a four-and-half inch Clark equatorial; two large altazimuths reading to seconds by levels and micrometers; and two three-and-three-eights inch zenith telescopes by Fauth, but modified by the mechanician of the college, besides sextants, chronographs. chronometers, etc.
The buildings of the College of Civil Engineering contains the Offices and Observatory of the U. S. Weather Bureau, being the central office for the reception of climate and other data for the State of New York, and for the dissemination of weather forecasts to the region tributary to this centre.
The Museums of the College of Civil Engineering contain the following collections: 1. The Muret collection of models in descriptive geometry and stone cutting. 2. The DeLagrave general and special models in topography; geognosy, and engineering. 3. The Schroeder models in descriptive geometry and stereotomy with over fifty brass and silk transformable models made in this college after the Oliver Models. 4. The M. Grand collection of bridge and track details, roofs, trusses, and masonry, supplemented by similar models by Schroeder and other makers. 5. A model railroad bridge of twenty-five feet span, the scale being one-fourth the natural size, and a numerous collection of models of track details. 6. The Digeon collection of movable dams and working models in hydraulic engineering. 7. Working models of water wheels, turbines, and other water engines. 8. Several large collections of European and American photographs of engineering works, during the process of construction, and many other photographs, blue prints, models and diagrams. 9. An extensive collection of instruments of precision, such as a Troughton and Sims astronomical transit; a universal instrument by the same
makers, reading to single seconds; sextants, astronomical clocks, chronographs, a Negus chronometer, two equatorials—the larger having an objective, by Alvan Clark, four and a half inches in diameter, two large zenith telescopes of improved construction for latitude work, by the eye and photographic methods; spherometers and other instruments, like pier collimators, etc., necessary to complete the most efficient equipment of a training observatory. 10. A geodesic collection, consisting of a four meter comparator of original design, built at this college of the University, and believed to be the most accurate instrument of precision in existence for the determination of cofficients of expansion; a set of improved pendulums for gravimetric investigations; a secondary base line apparatus made under the direction of the Coast Survey; two new base line bars designed and constructed in the laboratories of this college, and all the portable astronomical and field instruments needed for extensive triangulations, including sounding machines, tachometers, deep water thermometers and heliotropes. II. Among the usual field instruments, there is nearly every variety of engineers' transits, theodolites, levels, solar and other compasses, omnimeters and tachometers, with a large number of special instruments, such as planimeters, pantographs, eliptographs, arithmometers, computing machines, altazimuths, sextants, telemeters and altmeters, hypsometers, and self-recording meteorological instruments of all descriptions. 12. A very complete set of all appliances and instruments for making reconnaissance in topographical, hydrographical and mining surveys, in addition to the instrumental equipment which is common to the museums and the twelve engineering laboratories of this College, as described above.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION.
The following subjects are required for admission: English, Physiology and Hygiene, History, [the student must offer two of the four following divisions in History: (a) American, (b) English, (c) Grecian, (d) Roman,] Plane Geometry, Elementary Algebra.
In addition to the above primary entrance subjects, the applicant must offer as below:
1. In Solid Geometry, Advanced Algebra, and in Plane and Spherical Trigonometry, as much as is contained in the standard American and English text-books. See page 46.
2. In Advanced French or Advanced German (French preferred), as given on pages 38 and 39.
NOTE: The applicant must present a Regents' diploma (page 50); or a certificate of graduation from an approved school (page 51); or, in addition to the requirements mentioned above in 1 and 2, he must pass examinations or present acceptable certificates showing that he has done an amount of work equivalent to a course of three years' duration in a single subject in preparatory schools of approved standing.* For the above amount of equivalent work, a free choice among the various subjects taught in the preparatory schools of approved standing, and not otherwise counted, will usually be accepted; but combinations of the following subjects, equivalent to three years' time under instruction, are recommended as most suitable for entrance to the courses in the College of Civil Engineering: (a) History, or additional English language and literature, (b) Additional modern languages or literature.
(c) Freehand or linear drawing.
(d) Physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, geology, descriptive astronomy, or additional physiology.
(e) Latin or Greek.
This college admits as Special Students only graduates of other institutions pursuing advanced work, when the applicants are not candidates for a degree. See page 52.
[For details as to subjects and methods of admission see pages 33-72, For admission to the freshman class communications should be addressed to the Registrar. See pages 33-52.
For admission to advanced standing, from other colleges and universities, eommunications shonld be addressed to the Director of the College of Civil Engineering. See pages 52-53.
For admission to graduate work and candidacy for advanced standing, communicalions should be addressed to the Dean of the University Faculty. See pages 64-72.]
A FOUR-YEAR COURSE LEADING TO THE DEGREE OF CIVIL ENGINEER.
See Course of Study for the classes entering in September, 1898, and September, 1899, pages 285 and 286.
*For students from the State of New York, this requirement is equivalent to 12 counts on the Regents' scale.
N. B.-During the entire senior year, the following advanced subjects marked "Elective" and "Special" above, may be elected by special registration in this college, with credits as there indicated: Astronomy, geodesy, mechanics, hydraulic engineering, (rivers, canals, harbors, irrigation, water works,); meteorology, sanitary engineering, (habitations, quarantine, drainage. sewers, purification of water, pavements, parks, crematories, statistics, municipal engineering, (lighting, fire protection, building regulations, scavenging, paving, property records, assessments, franchises, administration of municipal bureaux ;) railway engineering, (elevated, surface, and underground railroads, railway financiering, and railway jurisprudence ); bridge engineering, highway engineering and construction; masonry and foundations; contracts and specifications; dynamo laboratory. These studies may be taken separately or in groups, and with or without relation to such of them as may be taken in the Law School or in
* All electives and thesis must be chosen by the student at the beginning of the year, with the previous approval of the Director.
other branches of the University; their aim is to enable the student to choose such subjects for advanced work as may be most useful in direct lines of professional specialities.
The College reserves the right to withdraw any elective course (see course of instruction, C. E., 34-43) which is not chosen by a sufficient number of students.
Monthly reports of work done on thesis will be required; and in the case of laboratory work, a written report upon the experiments or investigations assigned to the student must be handed, each term, to the officer in charge of the subjects treated in the laboratories.
The following course of study is for the classes entering in September, 1898, and September, 1899:
* Analytic Geometry, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus.