## Elements of Geometry: Containing the First Six Books of Euclid: With a Supplement on the Quadrature of the Circle and the Geometry of Solids ...J. Eastburn & Company, 1819 - 317 pages |

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**greater**than the circumference of that circle , and the other less . In the same manner , the quadrature of the circle is performed only by approximation , or by finding two rectangles nearly equal to one another , one of them**greater**... Page xv

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**greater**than the third ; it may be replied , that this is no doubt a truth , which , without proof , most inen will ...**greater**than the third , neither could it be true , that the**greater**side of every triangle is opposite to the ... Page 23

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**greater**. It is required to cut off from AB , the**greater**, a part equal to C , the less . From the point A draw ( 2. 1. ) the straight line AD equal to C ; and from the centre A , and at the distance AD , describe ( 3. Post . ) the ... Page 24

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**greater**cut off AG equal ( 3. 1. ) to AF , the less , and join FC , GB . Because AF is equal to AG , and AB to AC , the two sides FA , AC are equal to the two GA , AB , each to each ; and they contain the angle FAG common to the two ... Page 25

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**greater**than the other : Let AB be the**greater**, and from it cut ( 3. 1. ) off DB equal to AC the less , and join DC ; therefore , be- cause in the triangles DBC , ACB , DB is equal to AC , and BC common to both , the two sides DB , BC ...### Other editions - View all

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ABC is equal ABCD altitude angle ABC angle ACB angle BAC angle EDF arch AC base BC bisected centre circle ABC circumference common section cosine cylinder demonstrated diameter draw drawn equal angles equiangular equilateral equilateral polygon equimultiples Euclid exterior angle fore four right angles given straight line greater hypotenuse inscribed join less Let ABC Let the straight line BC magnitudes meet opposite angle parallel parallelepipeds parallelogram perpendicular polygon prism PROB produced proportionals proposition Q. E. D. COR Q. E. D. PROP radius ratio rectangle contained rectilineal figure remaining angle segment semicircle shewn side BC sine solid angle solid parallelepipeds spherical angle spherical triangle straight line AC THEOR third touches the circle triangle ABC triangle DEF wherefore

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Page 153 - If from the vertical angle of a triangle a straight line be drawn perpendicular to the base, the rectangle contained by the sides of the triangle is equal to the rectangle contained by the perpendicular and the diameter of the circle...

Page 19 - A circle is a plane figure contained by one line, which is called the circumference, and is such that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure to the circumference, are equal to one another.

Page 33 - THE greater angle of every triangle is subtended by the greater side, or has the greater side opposite to it.

Page 292 - If a straight line meet two straight lines, so as to make the two interior angles on the same side of it taken together less than two right angles...

Page 308 - All the interior angles of any rectilineal figure, together with four right angles, are equal to twice as many right angles as the figure has sides.

Page 36 - IF two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the other, each to each, but the angle contained by the two sides of one of them greater than the angle contained by the two sides equal to them, of the other ; the base of that which has the greater angle shall be greater than the base of the other.

Page 18 - When a straight line standing on another straight line makes the adjacent angles equal to one another, each of the angles is called a right angle ; and the straight line which stands on the other is called a perpendicular to it.

Page 78 - To draw a straight line from a given point, either without or in the circumference, which shall touch a given circle. First, let A be a given point without the given circle BCD : it is required to draw a straight line from A which shall touch the circle.

Page 77 - THE straight line drawn at right angles to the diameter of a circle, from the extremity of it, falls without the circle...

Page 39 - If a straight line fall upon two parallel straight lines, it makes the alternate angles equal to one another ; and the exterior angle equal to the interior and opposite upon the same side ; and likewise the too interior angles upon the same side together equal to two right angles.