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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.
The present edition is the result of a careful revision applied to its predecessor.
An unsatisfactory artificial hypothesis as to the motion of particles in the surface of water-waves, which was avowedly introduced into the first edition for the sake of simplicity, is replaced by a mode of treatment based upon observed facts.
Points on which special difficulty was experienced by readers of the first edition are here somewhat more fully elucidated.
The author has, of course, consulted the revised edition1 of Helmholtz's Tonempfindungen.
Trinity College, Cambridge, June, 1883.
1 Vitrte umgearbeitete Ausgahe. Braunschweig, 1877.