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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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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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FOREWORD ( ontinued) cently aci|iiirt ' (l. Coiiijjlcte collections in tlic fields of acronau- tics, architecture, the various types of enj iueering, economics, the social sciences, industrial administration, and simply recreational readings may Ix- found in l)ranch lil)raries which are convenient to those who frec(uent them. Immortal works of Archimedes, Ptolemy, Newton, Pasteur, (lilhert, Vitrvi- vius. and many others, collected in ])art through the efforts of The Friends of The Library, comprise a rare hook section of which the Institute is justly proud. To fiu ' ther jjrovide means of studying the background of the courses it presents, and at the same time to uncover interesting aspects of the subjects, the Institute has al- located space to museums, display cases, and .scale models. In the Nautical Museum, for instance, one may find repro- ductions of all types of vessels as they existed in their time in all parts of the world. In one show-case we find a model of the H.M.S. Bounty which we recognize immediately as the schooner about which the famous ' Mutiny on the Bounty " was written. Nearby is a model of the Icelandic trading ship used by Lief Erickson when he landed at North America in 1()(), ' 5 A.D. Then there are full-rigged English galleons, Jap- anese sam])ans, and examples of all the types of warshijis that participated in conflicts involving the United States. A placard under " Old Ironsides " tells the interesting tale, " Oniv model known to be in existence constructed entirelv Top left: .« ) (( nide. ' i are ghinx-enrased (lisplai : . . . ]VIid lle left : , , .conditions ind in i-iril engineering prariire Lower left: . reseureh . .in the ( nest for more knon-ledge . Below, the fnst it nte Ikis allocated space to . . scale models. . . 10
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