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FOREWORD uonti.u d) ])l( ' te set of parts for various types of loeks, eross-sections of die-castings, and a cut-away view of a modern autoniohile gear transmission. At one end of the lal) stands an interesting measuring instnuni-nt which is so sensitive as to enable one. witli the use of light waves, to read the deflection, causeil hy a touch of the finger, in a steel rot! five inches in diameter. A view — or perhaps better, a smell — of the chemistry laboratories in the east wings is evidence of intensive prac- tical study in that department. The students of business and engineering administration gain some i)ractical observation by visiting the industrial plants of the Boston area and dis- cussing problems of administration witii U-aders now active in industry. Men studying cit planning, architecture, l)uilding construction, sanitary engineering, metallurgy and ])etroleum engineering all are in constant contact with the fields in which they are interested. Regularly the airports and airi)lane construction plants of the Northeast serve as tutoring grounds for the men in Course XVI. Then too, Top left:. . .cujHilih ' iif ilrairiiKj (il ), » ( (ilhin.s- . . ill (III liiiiir . . . Left:. . All (ijtcnilr . upccnilized . . .t ' ljiiiji- iiictit . . . irorlc ill III- fli(irii-(il ciiijiiu ' cniKj (li ' pdrhiiriil .
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water in an hour, a I ' clliin water wlieel wliieli, lor pur])o.s( s of experimental olisepNalion, oixTates under a stroboscope; and inter V() -en anionic ' all these is a fireat water duet fitted with various iustrnuienfs to facilitate the study of flowin ? water undei- eonditions met in civil and mechanical engineer- in,n ' ])raeliee. The Machine Tool l.alioi ' atoi ' w loealed oxer the Hydrau- lics Lai), is e(|uipped with the usual tyjx-s of lathes, drill presses, milling- machines, grinders, j; ' ear-cul t ini; ' machines and the like found in every well c(|uipi)e(l machine slioj). A turret lathe and a liiiih s])eed r ' iveliui; ' hammer here ive mechanical enfi ' inecriuf; students a chance to oi)erate more modern, s])ecialized automatic ccpiipment. On all sides are glass-encased displays of such mechanical things as a com- (Conlnnicd on )ic.vl .jor purposes of e.rperinioihil ohscrralion . .
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.,. () (1(1(1 iKihtlilji id the l:ii()ii-l((liic (if (iiriildiic pni pclhir ili-aifin (111(1 cdiKihli ' aj jirod iicdKl joiir-liniidrcd mile in lids . . . m;uiy icadiiii figures in tht ' acroniuitical world have visited M.I r. ' s (iuji cnheim Laboratories and the new Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel. Recently Igor Sikorsky spoke to the student body on the subject of flyin ;- boats. Such personal contact with the industries for which they are training grants men an o])portunity to see their objects first hand and to study in the most efficient inaTUier possible. M.I.T. ' s ever-exi)anding library (which now contains some . ' 540, ()()() volumes) is an indispensable friend to profes.sor and student alike. In the Central Library, which is situated under the main donie, are located large collections in pliysics, cIk inislry. iiiology, i)ui)lic health and mechanical and elec- trical engineering. IJecause the variet ' of material here is so broad, it is not uucoinitiou to find at a table a freshman seated at the side of a |)r()ininent figure in research, the one lal)oriously scr-alcliing out his first L)()()-word theme, tin- other debing into the histor. ' of his specialty. I ' he valuable Nail ( (illeeliou in electiical engineering is located in the stacks here as is the Kayser Collection on s])ectroscopy re- [C ' uiitinucd on next page) .the iicir Ihird Ihiiihr I ' d pi r M iisriini . 
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