## A course of practical geometry for mechanics |

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**Euclid's Elements**, an excellent edition of which , con- taining valuable explanatory notes , has recently been compiled by W. Rutherford , Esq . , F. R. A.S. , of the Royal Military Academy , Woolwich . Both the theory and practice of ... Page 5

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**Euclid's Elements**; and having been approved by the most emi- nent mathematicians , they are here transcribed liter- ally . Those persons who intend to study Euclid , should commit them to memory , so as to be able to quote them ...### Other editions - View all

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Page 8 - A plane rectilineal angle is the inclination of two straight lines to one another, -which meet together, but are not in the same straight line.

Page 10 - A diameter of a circle is a straight line drawn through the centre, and terminated both ways by the circumference.

Page 9 - CHG; and they are adjacent angles; but when a straight line standing on another straight line makes the adjacent angles equal to one another...

Page 9 - 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 13 - Of four-sided figures, a SQUARE is that which has all its sides equal, and all its angles right angles.

Page 9 - When a straight line standing on another straight line makes the adjacent angles equal to one another, each of the angles is called a right angle; and the straight line which stands on the other is called a perpendicular to it.

Page 14 - Parallel straight lines are such as are in the same plane, and which being produced ever so far both ways, do not meet.

Page 8 - A plane angle is the inclination of two lines to one another* in a plane, which meet together, but are not in the same direction.

Page 13 - A rhomboid, is that which has its opposite sides equal to one another, but all its sides are not equal, nor its angles right angles.

Page 8 - DBC, or CBD ; but, if there be only one angle at a point, it may be expressed by a letter placed at that point ; as the angle at E.