## 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].1814 |

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**Propositions**, as well as their Demonstrations , to Theon ; others think the**Propositions**to be Euclid's , but that the Demonstrations are Theon's ; and others maintain , that all the**Propositions**and their Demonstrations are Eu- clid's ... Page

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**Proposition**is a Theorem , not a Definition ; because the equality of figures of any kind must be demonstrated , and not assumed ; and therefore , though this were a true**proposition**, it ought to have been demonstrated . But indeed ... Page

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**Proposition**concerning a pro- perty of quadrilateral figures in a circle , is added at the end of the sixth Book . Also the Note on the 29th**Proposition**, Book 1st , is altered , and made more explicit , and a more general Demonstration ... Page 6

... at length meet upon " that side on which are the angles which are less than " two right angles . See the notes on Prop . 29. of Book I. ”

... at length meet upon " that side on which are the angles which are less than " two right angles . See the notes on Prop . 29. of Book I. ”

**PROPOSITION**I. PROBLEM . To describe an equilateral triangle upon 6 THE ELEMENTS. Page 7

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**PROPOSITION**I. PROBLEM . To describe an equilateral triangle upon a given finite straight line . Let AB be the given straight line ; it is required to de- scribe an equilateral triangle upon it . From the centre A ...### Other editions - View all

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Page 3-7 - IF a straight line be divided into any two parts, the square of the whole line is equal to the squares of the two parts, together with twice the rectangle contained by the parts.

Page 16 - Any two sides of a triangle are together greater than the third side.

Page 26 - Therefore all the angles of the figure, together with four right angles, are equal to twice as many right angles as the figure has sides.

Page 16 - If, from the ends of the side of a triangle, there be drawn two straight lines to a point within the triangle, these shall be less than, the other two sides of the triangle, but shall contain a greater angle. Let...

Page 304 - 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 4 - DL is equal to DG, and DA, DB, parts of them, are equal ; therefore the remainder AL is equal to the remainder (3. Ax.) BG : But it has been shewn that BC is equal to BG ; wherefore AL and BC are each of them equal to BG ; and things that are equal to the same are equal to one another ; therefore the straight line AL is equal to BC.

Page 147 - 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 3-16 - To divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by the whole, and one of the parts, may be equal to the square of the other part.

Page 159 - SIMILAR triangles are to one another in the duplicate ratio of their homologous sides.