## The Elements of Euclid: Viz, the First Six Books, Together with the Eleventh and Twelfth ; the Errors, by which Theon, Or Others, Have Long Ago Vitiated These Books, are Corrected, and Some of Euclid's Demonstrations are Restored ; Also the Book of Euclid's Data, in Like Manner Corrected |

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**similar**solid figures are those which are contained by**similar**planes of the same number and mag- nitude . " Now this Proposition is a Theorem , not a Defi- nition ; because the equality of figures of any kind must be demonstrated , and ... Page 5

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**similar**plane figures , which are not**similar**to one another , in the true sense of simi- larity received by all geometers ; and all these Proposi- tions have , for these reasons , been insufficiently demon- strated since Theon's time ... Page 66

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**Similar**segments of a circle , are those in which the angles are equal , or which contain equal angles . PROP . I. PROB . To find the centre of a given circle . * Let ABC be the given circle ; it is required to find its centre . Draw ... Page 85

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**similar**segments of circles , not coinciding with one another . * D If it be possible , let the two**similar**segments of circles , viz . ACB , ABD be upon the same side of the same straight line AB , not coinciding with one another ... Page 86

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**similar**segments , & c . Q. E. D. PROP . XXV . PROB . A SEGMENT of a circle being given to describe the circle of which it is the segment . * Let ABC be the given segment of a circle ; it is required to describe the circle of which it ...### Other editions - View all

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Page 9 - Let it be granted that a straight line may be drawn from any one point to any other point.

Page 81 - The angles in the same segment of a circle are equal to one another.

Page 315 - Equiangular parallelograms have to one another the ratio which is compounded of the ratios of their sides.

Page 33 - 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 49 - If a straight line be divided into any two parts, the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the parts, is equal to the rectangle contained by the two parts, together with the square of the aforesaid part.

Page 96 - If from any point without a circle two straight lines be drawn, one of which cuts the circle, and the other touches it ; the rectangle contained by the whole line which cuts the circle, and the part of it without the circle, shall be equal to the square of the line which touches it.

Page 155 - 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 22 - ANY two angles of a triangle are together less than two right angles.

Page 25 - Let A, B, C be the three given straight lines, of which any two whatever are greater than the third, viz.

Page 24 - Any two sides of a triangle are together greater than the third side.