## A Treatise of Plane Trigonometry: To which is Prefixed, a Summary View of the Nature and Use of Logarithms. Being the Second Part of A Course of Mathematics, Adapted to the Method of Instruction in the American Colleges ... |

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**centre**shall be the angular point , and its periphery shall cut the two lines which include the angle . The arc between the two lines is considered a measure of the angle , because , by Euc . 33. 6 , angles at the**centre**of a given ... Page 39

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**centre**of a circle to any part of the periphery , is called a radius of the circle . In many calculations , it is convenient to consider the radius , whatever be its length , as a unit . ( Alg . 510. ) To this must be referred the ... Page 40

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**centre**through the other end . Thus AD ( Fig . 3. ) is the tangent of the arc AG . 85. The SECANT of an arc , is a straight line drawn from the**centre**, through one end of the arc , and extended to the tangent which is drawn from the ... Page 42

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**centre**of the circle , is parallel and equal to the cosine ; and that LC , between the cosine and**centre**, is par- allel and equal to the sine ; ( Euc . 34. 1. ) so that one may be taken for the other , in any calculation . 93. From ... Page 46

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**centre**, to a point without the circle . 102. The numbers in the tables here spoken of , are called natural sines , tangents , & c . They express the lengths of the several lines which have been defined in arts . 82 , 83 , & c . By ...### Other editions - View all

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Page 68 - C' (89) (90) (91) (92) (93) 112. In any plane triangle, the sum of any two sides is to their difference as the tangent of half the sum of the opposite angles is to the tangent of half their difference.

Page 42 - ... the square of the hypothenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.

Page 105 - The sum of any two sides of a triangle is to their difference, as the tangent of half the sum of the angles opposite to those sides, to the tangent of half their difference.

Page 49 - ... at the head of the column, take the degrees at the top of the table, and the minutes on the left; but if the title be at the foot of the column, take the degrees at the bottom, and the minutes on the right.

Page 39 - With these the learner should make himself perfectly familiar. 82. The SINE of an arc is a straight line drawn from one end of the arc, perpendicular to a diameter which passes through the other end. Thus BG (Fig.

Page 116 - In any plane triangle, the sum of any two sides is to their difference as the tangent of half the sum of the opposite angles is to the tangent of half their difference. By Theorem II. we have a : b : : sin. A : sin. B.

Page 37 - The periphery of every circle, whether great or small, is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 minutes, each minute into 60 seconds, each second into 60 thirds, &c., marked with the characters °, ', ", '", &c. Thus, 32° 24...

Page 72 - ... angle. The third angle is found by subtracting the sum of the other two from 180° ; and the third side is found as in Case I.