## Euclid's Elements of geometry [book 1-6, 11,12] with explanatory notes; together with a selection of geometrical exercises. To which is prefixed an intr., containing a brief outline of the history of geometry. By R. Potts. [With] Appendix |

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... discovered the Conic Sections , —curves which result from planes intersecting the surface of a

... discovered the Conic Sections , —curves which result from planes intersecting the surface of a

**cone**, -- and some of their more remarkable properties . Page vi

He is said to have been the first who discovered that the volume of a

He is said to have been the first who discovered that the volume of a

**cone**or pyramid is equal to one third of its circumscribing cylinder or prism ... Page x

He also found the relation of the volumes and surfaces of a hemisphere and

He also found the relation of the volumes and surfaces of a hemisphere and

**cone**upon the same base . These and other properties are investigated in two ... Page xii

Before Apollonius , we are informed , by his commentator Eutocius , that writers on the Conic Sections required three different sorts of

Before Apollonius , we are informed , by his commentator Eutocius , that writers on the Conic Sections required three different sorts of

**cones**from which to ... Page xiii

... intersection of the sections of

... intersection of the sections of

**cones**with each other and with the circumferences of circles . ... treats of equal and similar sections of the**cone**.### What people are saying - Write a review

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Page 56 - If a straight line be divided into two equal parts, and also into two unequal parts; the rectangle contained by the unequal parts, together with the square of the line between the points of section, is equal to the square of half the line.

Page 29 - THE straight lines which join the extremities of two equal and parallel straight lines, towards the same parts, are also themselves equal and parallel.

Page 26 - Wherefore, if a straight line, &c. QED PROPOSITION XXIX. THEOREM. Jf a straight line fall upon two parallel straight lines, it makes the alternate angles equal...

Page 99 - The angle in a semicircle is a right angle ; the angle in a segment greater than a semicircle is less than a right angle ; and the angle in a segment less than a semicircle is greater than a right angle.

Page 15 - The angles which one straight line makes with another upon one side of it, are either two right angles, or are together equal to two right angles. Let the straight line AB make with CD, upon one side of it, the angles CBA, ABD : these shall either be two right angles, or shall together be equal to two right angles. For...

Page 60 - If the vertical angle of a triangle be bisected by a straight line which also cuts the base, the rectangle contained by the sides of the triangle is equal to the rectangle contained by the segments of the base, together with the square on the straight line which bisects the angle.

Page 22 - IF two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the...

Page vi - The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

Page 54 - If there be imo straight lines, one of which is divided into any number of parts; the rectangle contained by the two straight lines, is equal to the rectangles contained by the undivided line, and the several parts of the divided line.

Page 26 - That, if a straight line falling on two straight lines make the interior angles on the same side less than two right angles, the two straight lines, if produced indefinitely, meet on that side on which are the angles less than the two right angles.