## Euclid's Elements of Geometry, Books 1-6Henry Martyn Taylor The University Press, 1893 - 504 pages |

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... line DCE pass through the point C , but do not intersect there : they touch at the point C , and DE is a

... line DCE pass through the point C , but do not intersect there : they touch at the point C , and DE is a

**tangent**to the circle at the point C. B Q 包 E T. E. 12 In the diagram the circles PRS , QRS meet at DEFINITIONS . 169. Page 213

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**tangent**at B , AB bisects the angle CAP . 5. Prove that although no straight line can be drawn to pass between a circle and its**tangent**, yet any number of circles can be described to do so . 6. Circles , which have a common**tangent**at ... Page 214

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**tangent**to the circle ABC . First , let the point D be on the circle . CONSTRUCTION . Find the centre E ; ( Prop , 5. ) draw ED , and draw DF at right angles to DE ; ( I. Prop . 11. ) then DF is a**tangent**drawn as re- quired . PROOF ... Page 215

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**tangent**to the circle ABC at G. E A Both the construction in the Proposition and the alternative con- struction point out that two and only two**tangents**can be drawn to a circle through an external point , one through a point on the ... Page 216

... DCE were not at right angles to CF , DCE would cut the circle ( Prop . 16 ) ; but it does not : therefore DCE is at right angles to CF. Wherefore , if a straight line & c . THE

... DCE were not at right angles to CF , DCE would cut the circle ( Prop . 16 ) ; but it does not : therefore DCE is at right angles to CF. Wherefore , if a straight line & c . THE

**TANGENT**AS THE LIMIT OF THE SECANT . Let 216 BOOK III .### Other editions - View all

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ABCD AC is equal ADDITIONAL PROPOSITION angle ACB angle BAC angles ABC anharmonic arc ABC bisected centre of similitude chord circle ABC coincide Constr Coroll cut the circle describe a circle diagonal diameter draw equal angles equal circles equal to CD equiangular equimultiples Euclid EXERCISES exterior angle given circle given point given straight line given triangle greater harmonic range hypotenuse inscribed intersect Let ABC meet middle points opposite sides pair parallel parallelogram pencil pentagon perpendicular polygon PROOF Prop PROPOSITION 14 Ptolemy's Theorem quadrilateral radical axis radius rectangle contained required to prove respectively rhombus right angles shew sides BC Similarly square on AC straight line &c straight line drawn straight line joining subtend tangent theorem triangle ABC triangle DEF triangles are equal twice the rectangle vertices Wherefore

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