The book of the opening of the Rice institute : being an account ... of an academic festival held in celebration of the formal opening of the Rice institute, a university of liberal and technical learning founded in the city of Houston, Texas / by William Marsh Rice and dedicated by him to the advancement of letters, science, and art
- Corporate Author:
- Rice University
- Houston, Tex. : [publisher not identified], [1912?]
- Physical Description:
- 3 volumes : frontispiece, folded plates (1 color) portraits, folded plan, facsimiles (1 folded) ; 27 cm
- I. List of delegates. Addresses of welcome and responses at a luncheon given at the City auditorium. Programs of the concerts rendered by the Kneisel quartet. Toasts and responses at the supper given by the trustees at the Residential hall. Formal exercises off dedication. Responses at the luncheon in the Institute commons. Religious services in the City auditorium -- II-III. The inaugural lectures: The problem of the philosophy of history. The theory of civilization. The methods of extending civilization among the nations [by Rafael Altamira y Crevea] Molecular theories and mathematics, Aggregates of zero measure, Monogenic uniform non-analytic functions: the theories of Cauchy, Weierstrass, and Riemann [by Emile Borel] The breviary of aethetic [by Benedetto Croce] Mutations in heredity, Geographical botany, Modern cytological problems, The ideals of an experiment garden [by Hugo de Vries] Philosophical landmarks [being a survey of the recent gains and the present problems of reflective thought, by Sir Henry Jones] The introduction of western learning into Japan [by Baron Dairoku Kikuchi] The study of poetry [by J.W. Mackail] The system of the sciences, Principles of the theory of education [by Wilhelm Ostwald] Henri Poincaré [by Vito Voterra] The electron as an element, Compounds of electrons, The disruption of the so-called elements [by Sir William Ramsay] The corpuscular theory of aurora borealis [by Carl Stʻrmer] The generalization of analytic functions, On the theory of waves and Green's method [by Vito Voterra].
- Paged continuously.
Seven folded plates in pocket of cover of vol. III.
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