WELLS'S MATHEMATICAL SERIES. Academic Arithmetic. Essentials of Algebra. New Higher Algebra. College Algebra. Essentials of Plane Geometry. Essentials of Solid Geometry. Essentials of Plane and Solid Geometry. Elements of Plane Geometry. Elements of Solid Geometry. Elements of Plane and Solid Geometry. Complete Trigonometry. New Plane Trigonometry. Essentials of Trigonometry. New Plane and Spherical Trigonometry. Four-Place Logarithmic Tables. Six-Place Logarithmic Tables. D. C. HEATH & CO., PUBLISHERS. THE ESSENTIALS OF GEOMETRY (SOLID) BY WEBSTER WELLS, S.B. PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS IN THE MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON, U.S.A. D. C. HEATH & CO., PUBLISHERS PREFACE. IN the Essentials of Geometry, the author has endeavored to prepare a work suited to the needs of high schools and academies. It will also be found to answer as well the requirements of colleges and scientific schools. In some of its features, the work is similar to the author's Revised Plane and Solid Geometry; but important improvements have been introduced, which are in line with the present requirements of many progressive teachers. In a number of propositions, the figure is given, and a statement of what is to be proved; the details of the proof being left to the pupil, usually with a hint as to the method of demonstration to be employed. The propositions and corollaries left in this way for the pupil to demonstrate, in the Plane Geometry, will be found in the following sections: Book I., §§ 51, 75, 76, 78, 79, 96, 102, 110, 111, 112, 115, 117, 136. Book II., §§ 158, 160, 165, 170, 172 (Case III.), 174, 178, 179, 193 (Case III.), 194, and 201. Book III., §§ 251, 257, 261, 264, 268, 278, 282, 284, and 286. Book IV., §§ 312 and 316. Book V., §§ 346, 347, and 350. 70639 |