## An Introduction to Geometry and the Science of Form: Prepared from the Most Approved Prussian Text-books |

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ABCD acute angles adjacent angles angle BAC angles are equal Bisect called centre chord circumference coincide concave angles convex angle convex surface corner cube curved line cylinder decagonal describe a circle describe an arc diagonals diameter divided division points draw a line Draw a straight equal altitude equal angles equal sides equilateral triangle exterior angles Face Axes find the number found by multiplying given number given square greatest number hexagon horizontal inches inscribed isosceles triangle length line angles line drawn lines pass magnitude measure middle point Multiply the number number of angles number of lines number of points number of straight obtuse angles opposite parallelogram parallelopiped passes 2 points pendicular protractor quadrangular quadrilateral radii radius equal regular polygon right angles semi-circumference set intersecting side AC similar solid angles sphere suppose tangents trian triangle ABC triangular prism vertex

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Page 82 - If two angles of one triangle are equal to two angles of another triangle...

Page 82 - Any exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the two opposite interior angles.

Page ii - Geometry," and think it admirably adapted to supply an important want in education. It is not a mere geometrical logic, but a natural and simple introduction to the Science of Form. By a beautiful and original series of inductive processes...

Page 121 - The square of the hypothenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides ; as, 5033 402+302.

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Page 151 - Similar triangles are to each other as the squares of their homologous sides.

Page 101 - BAC, inscribed in a segment greater than a semicircle, is an acute angle ; for it is measured by half of the arc BOC, less than a semicircumference.

Page 66 - Two adjacent sides of a parallelogram and the included angle being given, to construct the parallelogram. Draw the straight line AB equal to one of the given sides. At the point A make an angle, BAD, equal to the given angle, and take AD equalj to the other given side..

Page 101 - An angle formed by a tangent and a chord drawn from the point of contact is measured by half the intercepted arc.

Page 114 - ... of the triangular prism is equal to the product of its base, half of that of the parallelopiped, by its altitude.