## 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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The distance ( CE or CF ) of the centre from either

The distance ( CE or CF ) of the centre from either

**focus**, the eccentricity of the ellipse . 4. A Hyperbola , is a conick section , formed by a line ( AQ ... Page 207

That given point ( F !, is called the

That given point ( F !, is called the

**focus**, and that given right line ( DK ) , the directrix of the parabola ; every right line 1 B ( as KPQ ) ... Page 208

... of the vertex of a diameter of a parabola , either , from the directrix or the

... of the vertex of a diameter of a parabola , either , from the directrix or the

**focus**, is said to be , the parameter orlatus rectum , of that diameter . Page 211

That to a given right line , as directrix , and from any given point not therein , as

That to a given right line , as directrix , and from any given point not therein , as

**focus**, a parabola may be described . The genesis or formation of the ... Page 213

... of the second “ axis ( MN ) of an ellipse from either

... of the second “ axis ( MN ) of an ellipse from either

**focus**( E or F ) , is equal " to the principal semiaxis . ” It having been proved , in the ...### 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.