## Elements of Geometry: On the Basis of Dr. Brewster's Legendre : to which is Added a Book on Proportion, with Notes and Illustrations |

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**solid**is that which combines all the three dimen- sions of magnitude , viz . , length , breadth and thickness . 11. When two straight lines AB , AC , meet or intersect each other , the opening between them is called an**angle**. The point ... Page 147

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**SOLID ANGLES**. DEFINITIONS . 1. A straight line is perpendicular to a plane , when it is perpendicular to all the ... angle or mutual inclination of two planes which meet or intersect one another , is the opening between them . This ... Page 161

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**solid angle**is formed by three plane angles , the sum of any two of these angles will be greater than the third . Suppose the**solid angle**S to be formed by three plane angles ASB , ASC , BSC , whereof the angle ASB is the greatest ; we ... Page 162

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**solid angle**, is always less than four right - angles . Cut the**solid angle**S by any plane ABCDE ; from O , a point in that plane , draw to the several angles straight lines AO , OB , OC , OD , OE . The sum of the angles ... Page 163

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**solid angles**are formed by three plane angles respec- tively equal to each other , the planes which contain the equal angles will be equally inclined to each other . Let the angle ASC = DTF , the angle ASB = DTE , and the angle BSC ETF ...### Common terms and phrases

Abridgment of Day's adjacent angles allel altitude angle ACB angle BAC antecedent base ABCD bisect centre chord circ circle circumference circumscribed polygon common cone consequently convex surface couplets cylinder Day's Algebra diagonal diameter divided draw drawn equal and parallel equal angles equally distant equiangular equilateral triangles equivalent four magnitudes frustum geometry greater half homologous sides hypothenuse hypothesis inscribed polygon interior angles intersection let fall manner mean proportional measured number of sides oblique lines opposite parallelogram pendicular perimeter perpendicular plane angles plane MN polyedron polygon ABCDE President Day prism PROBLEM Prop PROPOSITION XI pyramid SABCDE quadrilateral quantity radii radius ratio rectangle regular polygon respectively equal SABC Scholium Schools and Academies segment similar solid angle sphere square described straight line tangent THEOREM Thomson trapezium triangle ABC triangular prism vertex Yale College

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Page 196 - THEOREM. Every section of a sphere, made by a plane, is a circle.

Page 176 - AT into equal parts .Ax, xy, yz, &c., each less than Aa, and let k be one of those parts : through the points of division pass planes parallel to the plane of the bases : the corresponding sections formed by these planes in the two pyramids will be respectively equivalent, namely, DEF to def, GHI to ghi, &c.

Page 125 - AB as a diameter, describe a semicircle : at the extremity of the diameter draw the tangent AD, equal to the side of the square C ; through the point D and the centre O draw the secant DF ; then will DE and DF be the adjacent sides of the rectangle required. For...

Page 229 - The area of the circle, we infer therefore, is equal to 3.1415926. Some doubt may exist perhaps about the last decimal figure, owing to errors proceeding from the parts omitted ; but the calculation has been carried on with an additional figure, that the final result here given might be absolutely correct even to the last decimal place. Since the...

Page 118 - B, may be found in the same manner, for it will be the same as a fourth proportional to the three lines A, B, B. PROBLEM IIL To find a mean proportional between two given lines A and B.

Page 176 - DEF, def, are equivalent; for like reasons, the third exterior prism GHI-K and the second interior prism ghi-d are equivalent; the fourth exterior and the third interior ; and so on, to the last in each series. Hence all the exterior prisms of the pyramid...

Page 46 - CIRCLE is a plane figure bounded by a curved line, all the points of which are equally distant from a point within called the centre; as the figure ADB E.

Page 220 - Let it be granted that a straight line may be drawn from any one point to any other point.

Page 101 - In every triangle, the square of the side subtending either of the acute angles, is less than the squares of the sides containing that angle, by twice the rectangle contained by either of these sides, and the straight line intercepted between the acute angle and the perpendicular let fall upon it from the opposite angle.

Page 227 - The surface of a regular inscribed polygon, and that of a similar polygon circumscribed, being given ; to find the surfaces of the regular inscribed and circumscribed polygons having double the number of sides. Let AB be a side of the given inscribed polygon ; EF, parallel to AB, a side of the circumscribed polygon ; C the centre of the circle. If the chord AM and the tangents AP, BQ, be drawn, AM...