## Mathematics for Practical Men: Being a Common-place Book of Principles, Theorems, Rules, and Tables, in Various Departments of Pure and Mixed Mathematics, with Their Application; Especially to the Pursuits of Surveyors, Architects, Mechanics, and Civil Engineers |

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**ellipse**Properties of the hyperbola and parabola General application to architecture CURVES USEFUL TO ARCHITECTS , & c . Conchoid , cissoid , cycloid , quadratrix , catenary Table of relations , strains , & c . in catenarian curves ... Page 155

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**ellipse**when the cone is cut obliquely through both sides , or when the plane is inclined to the base in a less angle than the side of the cone is . 6. The section is a parabola , when the cone is cut by a plane parallel to the side ... Page 156

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**Ellipse**. MH D Hyperbolas . Parabolas . M FH H M D E B N N B KA C E I G N 11. The centre c is the middle of the axis . Hence the centre of a parabola is infinitely distant from the vertex . And of an**ellipse**, the axis and centre lie ... Page 157

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**ellipse**and hyperbola have each two foci , but the parabola only one . The foci , or burning points , were so called , because all rays are united or re- flected into one of them , which proceed from the other focus , and are reflected ... Page 158

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**ellipse**at any point к , and let T be the point where that tangent meets the prolonga- tion of the axis : let also F H , fh be perpendiculas from the foci , F , f , upon the tangent , and let GH FH then G H .. - T A F D as before . ( 4 ) ...### Common terms and phrases

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Page 12 - Yard, when compared with a Pendulum vibrating Seconds of Mean Time in the Latitude of London in a Vacuum at the Level of the Sea is in the proportion of Thirty-Six Inches to Thirty-Nine Inches and one thousand three hundred and ninety-three ten-thousandth Parts of an Inch...

Page 121 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds.

Page 13 - CUBIC MEASURE 1728 cubic inches = 1 cubic foot 27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard...

Page 54 - To divide a polynomial by a monomial, divide each term of the polynomial by the monomial: (Sab — 12ac) -i- 4a = 36 — 3c.

Page 23 - Operations with Fractions A) To change a mixed number to an improper fraction, simply multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction and add the numerator.

Page 16 - Minute 60 Minutes = 1 Hour 24 Hours = 1 Day 7 Days = 1 Week 28 Days = 1 Lunar Month 28, 29, 30, or 31 Days = 1 Calendar Month 12 Calendar Months = 1 Year 365 Days = 1 Common Year 366 Days =1 Leap Year In 400 Years, 97 are leap years, and 303 common. WEIGHT OF ENGLISH COINS. Gold. dwt. gr. Sovereign 5 3J Half Sovereign 2 13J Double Sovereign 10 6} Silver.

Page 16 - Every mass of alloyed gold is supposed to be divided into 24 equal parts ; thus the standard for coin is 22 carat fine, that is, it consists of 22 parts of pure gold and 2 parts of alloy.

Page 413 - Strength of Cast Iron, &c. A PRACTICAL ESSAY on the STRENGTH of CAST IRON and OTHER METALS. By the late THOMAS TREDGOLD, Mem. Inst. CE, Author of "Elementary Principles of Carpentry,

Page 44 - In a series of equal ratios, the sum of the antecedents is to the sum of the consequents as any antecedent is to its consequent.

Page 45 - Multiply the first and second terms together, and divide the product by the third ; the quotient will be the answer in the same denomination as the middle term was reduced into.