## Elements of Geometry: Containing the First Six Books of Euclid : with a Supplement on the Quadrature of the Circle, and the Geometry of Solids : to which are Added Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry |

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**Spherical Trigonometry**John Playfair. 15. Rectilineal figures are those which are contained by straight lines . 16. Trilateral figures , or triangles , by three straight lines . 17. Quadrilateral , by four straight lines . 18 ... Page 12

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**Spherical Trigonometry**John Playfair. PROPOSITION I. PROBLEM . To describe an equilateral triangle upon a given finite straight line . Let AB be the given straight line ; it is required to describe an equi- lateral triangle upon it ... Page 13

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**Spherical Trigonometry**John Playfair. to the same are equal to one another ; therefore the straight line AL is equal to BC . Wherefore , from the given point A , a straight line AL has been drawn equal to the given straight line BC ... Page 14

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**Spherical Trigonometry**John Playfair. coinciding with DE , AC shall coincide with DF , because the angle BAC is equal ... triangle ABC shall coincide with the whole triangle DEF , so that the spaces which they contain or their areas ... Page 15

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**Spherical Trigonometry**John Playfair. " base of the triangle ABC : And it has also been proved that the angle FBC is equal to the angle GCB , which are the angles upon the other side of the base . COROLLARY . Hence every equilateral ...### Other editions - View all

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Page 51 - If a straight line be divided into two equal parts, and also into two unequal parts; the rectangle contained by the unequal parts, together with the square of the line between the points of section, is equal to the square of half the line.

Page 12 - AB; but things which are equal to the same are equal to one another...

Page 80 - The angle in a semicircle is a right angle; the angle in a segment greater than a semicircle is less than a right angle; and the angle in a segment less than a semicircle is greater than a right angle.

Page 288 - 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 35 - Parallelograms upon the same base and between the same parallels, are equal to one another.

Page 81 - If a straight line touch a circle, and from the point of contact a straight line be drawn cutting the circle, the angles made by this line with the line which touches the circle, shall be equal to the angles in the alternate segments of the circle.

Page 52 - If a straight line be divided into any two parts, the squares of the whole line, and of one of the parts, are equal to twice the rectangle contained by the whole and that part, together with the square of the other part. Let the straight line AB be divided into any two parts in the point C ; the squares of AB, BC are equal to twice the rectangle AB, BC, together with the square of AC.

Page 127 - If two triangles have one angle of the one equal to one angle of the other and the sides about these equal angles proportional, the triangles are similar.

Page 23 - If, from the ends of the side of a triangle, there be drawn two straight lines to a point within the triangle, these shall be less than, the other two sides of the triangle, but shall contain a greater angle.

Page 19 - The angles which one straight line makes with another upon one side of it, are either two right angles, or are together equal to two right angles. Let the straight line AB make with CD, upon one side of it the angles CBA, ABD ; these are either two right angles, or are together equal to two right angles. For, if the angle CBA be equal to ABD, each of them is a right angle (Def.