## 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

definitions following . 2. An

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

**Ellipses**, Hyperbolas and Parabolas , which are defined in the 2d , 4th and 8thdefinitions following . 2. An

**Ellipse**, is a conick section , bounded by a line (AMBN ) ...

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13. A segment ( PH ) , of a diameter ( PQ ) , between an ordinate thereto , and a

vertex of the diameter , is called an abscissa . 14. Two diameters of an

hyperbola , each of which is parallel to a tangent , passing through a vertex of the

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13. A segment ( PH ) , of a diameter ( PQ ) , between an ordinate thereto , and a

vertex of the diameter , is called an abscissa . 14. Two diameters of an

**ellipse**orhyperbola , each of which is parallel to a tangent , passing through a vertex of the

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That , from any two given points as focuses , and through any other given point

not in the right line joining them , an

formation of the

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 . The genesis orformation of the

**ellipse**may be thus conceived . Let E and F ( see figure to Def . Page 210

place from which it began to move ; then is the sum of the distances of every point

of the line described by the pin P , from the points E and F , always equal , as is

manifest , and therefore that line will form an

place from which it began to move ; then is the sum of the distances of every point

of the line described by the pin P , from the points E and F , always equal , as is

manifest , and therefore that line will form an

**ellipse**described from the points E ... Page 211

And this line may be extended to a distance from the point F greater than any

given distance , namely , if a square be taken , the length of whose side KQi 3

greater than that tistance . + PROI'OSITION I. THEOREM . In

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And this line may be extended to a distance from the point F greater than any

given distance , namely , if a square be taken , the length of whose side KQi 3

greater than that tistance . + PROI'OSITION I. THEOREM . In

**ellipses**( as APB ,BOOK ...

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