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The Present Teaching of Mathematics in Germany: Chapter XI. Mathematics in the German Schools of Navigation


by David Eugene Smith & Donald T. Page - 1912

In early times there was little need for schools of navigation. The young sailors could learn the most important requirements by experience on board ship, and could learn from the older sailors what few scientific principles were necessary. The leisure time on a. voyage and during the winter season was employed to advantage in such studies. As commerce grew, ships of larger size were built, voyages became longer, and better trained seamen were needed. During the eighteenth century this need of trained seamen was felt in the trade with the East Indies and in the great growth of trade at the close of the War for Independence in America. To satisfy the demand, private schools sprang up.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 13 Number 2, 1912, p. 75-78
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10155, Date Accessed: 10/24/2019 1:03:08 AM

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