## The Elements of Euclid; viz. the first six books, together with the eleventh and twelfth. Also the book of Euclid's Data. By R. Simson. To which is added, A treatise on the construction of the trigonometrical canon [by J. Christison] and A concise account of logarithms [by A. Robertson].1834 |

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... a given finite straight line . Let AB be the

... a given finite straight line . Let AB be the

**given straight line**; it is required to describe an equilateral triangle upon AB . From the centre A , at the distance AB , describe the circle BCD ; and from the centre B , at the distance ... Page 7

... straight line † 1 Ax . AL is equal to BC . Wherefore , from the given point A , a straight line AL has been drawn equal to the

... straight line † 1 Ax . AL is equal to BC . Wherefore , from the given point A , a straight line AL has been drawn equal to the

**given straight line**BC . Which was to be done . PROPOSITION III . PROB . From the greater of two given ... Page 12

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**given**rectilineal angle ; that is , to divide it into two equal angles . Let BAC be the**given**rectilineal angle ; it is required to bisect it . * Take any point D in AB , and from AC , cut * off AE ...**a straight**12 EUCLID'S ELEMENTS . Page 13

Euclides Robert Simson. PROPOSITION XI . PROB . - To draw a straight line at right angles to a

Euclides Robert Simson. PROPOSITION XI . PROB . - To draw a straight line at right angles to a

**given straight line**, from a giren point in the same . Let AB be a**given straight line**, and C a point given in it ; See N. it is required to ... Page 14

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**given straight line**, which may be produced to any length both ways , and let C be a point without it ; it is required to draw a straight line perpendi- cular to AB , from the point C. Take any point D upon the other side of AB , and ...### Other editions - View all

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Page 32 - To a given straight line, to apply a parallelogram which shall be equal to a given triangle, and have one of its angles equal to a given rectilineal angle...

Page 138 - If two triangles have one angle of the one equal to one angle of the other and the sides about these equal angles proportional, the triangles are similar.

Page 39 - If a straight line be divided into any two parts, the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the parts, is equal to the rectangle contained by the two parts, together with the square of the aforesaid part.

Page 22 - If a straight line fall upon two parallel straight lines, it makes the alternate angles equal to one another...

Page 41 - If a straight line be bisected and produced to any point, the rectangle contained by the whole line thus produced and the part of it produced, together •with the square on half the line bisected, is equal to the square on the straight line which is made up of the half and the part produced.

Page 5 - If two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the other, each to each, but the...

Page 38 - IF a straight line be divided into any two parts, the rectangles contained by the whole and each of the parts, are together equal to the square of the whole line. Let the straight line AB be divided...

Page 262 - Again ; the mathematical postulate, that " things which are equal to the same are equal to one another," is similar to the form of the syllogism in logic, which unites things agreeing in the middle term.

Page 89 - PBOR. —To describe an isosceles triangle, having each of the angles at the base, double of the third angle. Take any straight...

Page 165 - Wherefore, in equal circles &c. QED PROPOSITION B. THEOREM If the vertical angle of a triangle be bisected by a straight line which likewise 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.