## The Elements of Euclid: The Errors, by which Theon, Or Others, Have Long Ago Vitiated These Books, are Corrected and Some of Euclid's Demonstrations are Restored. Also, to this Second Edition is Added the Book of Euclid's Data. In Like Manner Corrected. viz. the first six books, together with the eleventh and twelfth |

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B. V. MA ANY of the modern Mathematicians reject this

learned Dr. Barrow has explained it at large at the end of his third Lecture of the

year 1666 , in which also he answers the objections made against it as well as

the ...

B. V. MA ANY of the modern Mathematicians reject this

**Definition**, the verylearned Dr. Barrow has explained it at large at the end of his third Lecture of the

year 1666 , in which also he answers the objections made against it as well as

the ...

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Book of “ the Elements , where the proportion of numbers to one another is “

; tho ' such a

as in ...

Book of “ the Elements , where the proportion of numbers to one another is “

**defined**, and treated of , yet without giving any**Definition**of the “ ratio of numbers; tho ' such a

**Definition**was as necessary and use“ ful to be given in that Book ,as in ...

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ratioPROP . XXIII . B. VI . Nothing is usually reckoned more difficult in the

Elements of Geometry by learners , than the doctrine of Compound ratio , which

Theon has rendered absurd and ungeometrical , by substituting the 5.

of the 6.

ratioPROP . XXIII . B. VI . Nothing is usually reckoned more difficult in the

Elements of Geometry by learners , than the doctrine of Compound ratio , which

Theon has rendered absurd and ungeometrical , by substituting the 5.

**Definition**of the 6.

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Clavius in his Observations upon it , rightly judges that the

Compound ratio might have been made after the same manner in whichi the

magnitudes that ...

Clavius in his Observations upon it , rightly judges that the

**Definition**ofCompound ratio might have been made after the same manner in whichi the

**Definitions**of Duplicate and Triplicate ratio are given , viz . “ that as in severalmagnitudes that ...

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solid figures , and to place the

and the 1o .

**Definition**. upon this account it was necessary to amend the**Definition**of similarsolid figures , and to place the

**Definition**of a solid angle before it . and from thisand the 1o .

**Definition**, it is fufficiently plain how inuch the Elements have been ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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Page 5 - Let it be granted that a straight line may be drawn from any one point to any other point.

Page 163 - 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 48 - 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 73 - The straight line drawn at right angles to the diameter of a circle, from the extremity of it, falls without the circle; and no straight line can be drawn from the extremity between that straight line and the circumference, so as not to cut the circle...

Page 105 - If two triangles have two angles of the one equal to two angles of the other, each to each, and one side equal to one side, viz. either the sides adjacent to the equal...

Page 3 - 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.

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Page 54 - AB be the given straight line ; it is required to divide it into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by the whole, and one of the parts, shall be equal to the square of the other part.

Page 47 - 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 37 - To describe a parallelogram that shall be equal to a given triangle, and have one of its angles equal to a given rectilineal angle.