## Elements of Geometry and Conic Sections |

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**circumference**. A diameter of a circle is a straight line . passing through the center , and terminated both ways by the**circumference**. Cor . All the radii of a circle are equal ; all the diameters are equal also , and each double of ... Page 45

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**circumference**of a circle in more than two points . For , if it is possible , let the straight line ADB meet the**circumference**CDE in three points , C , D , E. Take F , the center of the circle , and join FC , FD , FE . Then , because F ... Page 49

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**circumference**may be made to pass , and but one . B Let A , B , C be three points not in the same straight line ; they all lie in the**circumference**of the same circle . Join AB , AC , and bisect these lines by the perpendiculars DF , EF ... Page 50

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**circumference**. Let ABG be a circle , the center of which is C , and the di- ameter AB ; and let AD be drawn from A perpendicular to AB ; AD will be a tangent to the circum- ference . In AD take any point E , and join CE ; then , since ... Page 51

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**circumference**. per- The proposition admits of three cases : First . When the two parallels are se- cants , as AB , DE . Draw the radius CH perpendicular to AB ; it will also be pendicular to DE ( Prop . XXIII . , Cor . D 1 , B. I. ) ...### Other editions - View all

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Page 60 - Any two rectangles are to each other as the products of their bases by their altitudes.

Page 27 - VIf two triangles have two angles and the included side of the one, equal to two angles and the included side of the other, each to each, the...

Page 11 - A rhombus, is that which has all its sides equal, but its angles are not right angles.

Page 63 - 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 18 - BC common to the two triangles, which is adjacent to their equal angles ; therefore their other sides shall be equal, each to each, and the third angle of the one to the third angle of the other, (26.

Page 10 - 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 15 - If, at a point in a straight line, two other straight lines, upon the opposite sides of it, make the adjacent angles together equal to two right angles, these two straight lines shall be in one and the same straight line.

Page 17 - If two triangles have two sides and the included angle of the one, equal to two sides and the included angle of the other, each to each, the two triangles will be equal.

Page 148 - I.), that every section of a sphere made by a plane is a circle.