## 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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**positive**one to -3 . Thus the logarithm of .008 is either -2 - .09691 , or -3 + .90309 . * The latter is generally most convenient in practice , and is more commonly written 3.90309 . The line over the index * That these two expressions ... Page 5

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**positive**. of 0.3 , is 1.47712 , The logarithm of 0.06 , is 2.77815 , of 0.009 , is 3.95424 , And universally , 11. The negative index of a logarithm shows how far the first significant figure of the natural number , is removed from the ... Page 6

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**positive**. For it is the same as the decimal part of the logarithm of a whole num- ber . 15. In a series of ...**positive**loga- rithms belong to natural numbers which are greater than 1 , As the whole range of numbers , both ... Page 7

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**positive**and negative , is thus exhausted in supplying the logarithms of integral and fractional**positive**quantities ; there can be no other numbers to furnish logarithms for negative quantities . On this account , the logarithm of a ... Page 18

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**positive**and negative quantities in algebra . But it must be kept in mind , that the decimal part of the loga- rithm is**positive**. ( Art . 10. ) Therefore , that which is carri- ed from the decimal part to - the index , must be ...### 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.