## Euclid's Elements of Geometry: The Six First Books. To which are Added, Elements of Plain and Spherical Trigonometry, a System of Conick Sections, Elements of Natural Philosophy, as Far as it Relates to Astronomy, According to the Newtonian System, and Elements of Astronomy: with Notes |

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But , by the term , conick sections , are chiefly understood the figures , called

But , by the term , conick sections , are chiefly understood the figures , called

**Ellipses**, Hyperbolas and Parabolas , which are defined in the 2d ... Page 208

Two diameters of an

Two diameters of an

**ellipse**or hyperbola , each of which is parallel to a tangent , passing through a vertex of the other ... Page 209

That , from any two given points as focuses , and through any other given point not in the right line joining them , an

That , from any two given points as focuses , and through any other given point not in the right line joining them , an

**ellipse**may be described . Page 210

... as is manifest , and therefore that line will form an

... as is manifest , and therefore that line will form an

**ellipse**described from the points E and F as focuses , and through the point P ( by Def . 2. 1. Page 212

In

In

**ellipses**( as APB , fig . 1 ) , the sum , and in hyperbolas ( as AQ ... In the**ellipse**( see fig . 1 ) , the sum of AE and AF , or of twice AE and EF ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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Page 40 - Therefore all the interior angles of the figure, together with four right angles, are equal to twice as many right angles as the figure has sides.

Page 172 - If two triangles have an angle of one equal to an angle of the other...

Page 116 - To describe an isosceles triangle, having each of the angles at the base double of the third angle.

Page 13 - 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 440 - Absolute, true, and mathematical time, of itself, and from its own nature, flows equably without relation to anything external, and by another name is called duration: relative, apparent, and common time, is some sensible and external (whether accurate or unequable) measure of duration by the means of motion, which is commonly used instead of true time; such as an hour, a day, a month, a year.

Page 94 - Upon the same straight line, and upon the same side of it, there cannot be two similar segments of circles, not coinciding with one another.

Page 382 - ... figure, together with four right angles, are equal to twice as many right angles as the figure has be divided into as many triangles as the figure has sides, by drawing straight lines from a point F within the figure to each of its angles.

Page 47 - Equal triangles on the same base, and on the same side of it, are between the same parallels.