## Euclid's Elements of geometry [book 1-6, 11,12] with explanatory notes; together with a selection of geometrical exercises. To which is prefixed an intr., containing a brief outline of the history of geometry. By R. Potts. [With] Appendix |

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His solution of the duplication of the cube is given by Eutocius , in his commentary on the

His solution of the duplication of the cube is given by Eutocius , in his commentary on the

**sphere**and cylinder of Archimedes . Archytas was also the writer of a work on the elements of Geometry , which is not extant . Page vii

His treatise on the moveable

His treatise on the moveable

**sphere**is the earliest written on that subject . The original Greek , with a Latin translation , was published in 1572. He also was the author of another treatise “ On the Rising and Setting of the Stars ... Page viii

This treatise contains some geometrical properties of the

This treatise contains some geometrical properties of the

**sphere**. It has been a question whether Euclid was the author or the compiler of the Elements of Geometry , which bear his name . If Euclid were the discoverer of the ... Page x

He was the first who discovered that the volume of a

He was the first who discovered that the volume of a

**sphere**is two thirds of its circumscribing cylinder , or of a cylinder having the same diameter and altitude as the**sphere**, and that the curved surface of each is equal to four great ... Page xi

The object was to prove the possibility of expressing the number of grains of sand which would fill the whole space of the universe considered as a

The object was to prove the possibility of expressing the number of grains of sand which would fill the whole space of the universe considered as a

**sphere**extending to the stars . In this tract he alludes to a system of numeration which ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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Page 56 - 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 29 - THE straight lines which join the extremities of two equal and parallel straight lines, towards the same parts, are also themselves equal and parallel.

Page 26 - Wherefore, if a straight line, &c. QED PROPOSITION XXIX. THEOREM. Jf a straight line fall upon two parallel straight lines, it makes the alternate angles equal...

Page 99 - 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 15 - 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 shall either be two right angles, or shall together be equal to two right angles. For...

Page 60 - If the vertical angle of a triangle be bisected by a straight line which also cuts the base, the rectangle contained by the sides of the triangle is equal to the rectangle contained by the segments of the base, together with the square on the straight line which bisects the angle.

Page 22 - IF two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the...

Page vi - The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

Page 54 - If there be imo straight lines, one of which is divided into any number of parts; the rectangle contained by the two straight lines, is equal to the rectangles contained by the undivided line, and the several parts of the divided line.

Page 26 - That, if a straight line falling on two straight lines make the interior angles on the same side less than two right angles, the two straight lines, if produced indefinitely, meet on that side on which are the angles less than the two right angles.