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PERCIVAL D. BROOKS
TEACHER OF PHYSICS

PHYSICS.

"Read Nature in the language of Experiment."
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
That's what the world is asking you.
Not who you are,
Not what you are,
But this one this the world demands,
What can you do with brain or hands?

EVERY effort is made to so teach physics that it is a desirable essential subject for every pupil in the school, and special emphasis is put upon the relations of physics to human life and interests. Prominence is given to its applications as found in the shops and in shop processes, especially in the subject of electricity, to the vast development in its application to the industrial purposes - the heating, power and lighting plant of the building being a subject for investigation in connection with the study of the principles governing its operation. The courses in physics at present are two - a one-year general course, and a four-year course. The former is necessarily largely but introductory to the great field of natural science. Here the student meets the problems of mechanics, sound, heat, light and electricity; and becomes familiar with such commercial apparatus as the metric measures, dynamometer, caliper, balance, barometer, siphon, pumps, simple machines, musical instruments, thermometer, engines, stereopticon, camera, magnet, batteries, telephone, dynamos and motors, lamps, galvanometer and other electric measuring instruments. By the generous equipment much individual work can be done. Knowledge is made real and the pupils learn physics as they learn to ride a bicycle, by experimenting themselves. Accommodations for classes of twenty-four are provided; the laboratory is well lighted, supplied with sinks, hot and cold water, gas and electricity, photographic dark room, storage room and office.

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