## The Elements of Euclid: viz. the first six books, together with the eleventh and twelfth; and also the book of Euclid's Data |

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**ABC**, or CBA ; that which is contained by AB , BD is named the angle ABD , ' or DBA ; and that which is contained by ...**circle**is a plane figure contained by 2 THE ELEMENTS. Page 11

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**circle**BCD , and from the centre B , at the distance BA , describe the**circle**ACE ; and from the point ( D A C , in which the**circles**cut one b 1. Post . another , draw the straight linesb CA , CB to the points A , B ,**ABC**shall be an ... Page 58

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**circle**is the figure contained by a straight line and the circumference it cuts off . VII . " The angle of a segment ...**ABC**be the given**circle**; it is required to find its centre . b Draw within it any straight line AB , and ... Page 59

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**circle ABC**: In the same manner it can be shown , that no other point but F is the centre , that is , F is the centre of the**circle ABC**: " Which was to be found . " d COR . From this it is manifest , that if in a circle a straight ... Page 60

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**circle**bisect a straight line in the**circle**, which does not pass through the centre , it will cut that line at right angles ; and if it cut it at right angles it will bisect it . Let**ABC**be a**circle**; and let CD , a straight line drawn ...### Other editions - View all

The Elements Of Euclid: Viz. The First Six Books, Together With The Eleventh ... Robert Simson,Euclid,John Davidson No preview available - 2019 |

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Page 95 - If two triangles have two angles of the one equal to two angles of the other, each to each, and one side equal to one side, viz.

Page 153 - 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 306 - 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 11 - A circle is a plane figure contained by one line, which is called the circumference, and is such that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure to the circumference are equal to one another.

Page 11 - Upon the same base, and on the same side of it, there cannot be two triangles that have their sides which are terminated in one extremity of the base equal to one another, and likewise those which are terminated in the other extremity.

Page 317 - Equiangular parallelograms have to one another the ratio which is compounded of the ratios of their sides.

Page 54 - In every triangle, the square on the side subtending either of the acute angles, is less than the squares on the sides containing that angle, by twice the rectangle contained by either of these sides, and the straight line intercepted between the...

Page 26 - IF a straight line fall upon two parallel straight lines it makes the alternate angles equal to one another ; and the exterior angle equal to the interior and opposite, upon the same side ; and likewise the two interior angles upon the same side together equal to two right angles.

Page 11 - If a straight line meet two straight lines, so as to make the two interior angles on the same side of it taken together less than two right angles...

Page 93 - A circle is said to be described about a rectilineal figure, when the circumference of the circle passes through all the angular points of the figure about which it is described. VII. A straight line is said to be placed in a circle, when the extremities of it are in the circumference of the circle.