## First Part of an Elementary Treatise on Spherical Trigonometry |

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Let ABC ( figs.4 . B and 5. ) be the given triangle . De- Fig.4 note by a , b , c , the sides respectively opposite to the angles A , B , C. A From either of the vertices

Let ABC ( figs.4 . B and 5. ) be the given triangle . De- Fig.4 note by a , b , c , the sides respectively opposite to the angles A , B , C. A From either of the vertices

**let fall**the perpendicular BP upon the opposite side AC . Page 27

If , in a spherical triangle , two right triangles are formed by a perpendicular

If , in a spherical triangle , two right triangles are formed by a perpendicular

**let fall**from one of its verticles upon the opposite side ; and if , in the two right triangles , the middle parts are so taken that the perpendicular is ... Page 28

From B

From B

**let fall**on AC the perpendicular BP . First . To find PC , we know , in the right triangle BPC , the hypothenuse a and the angle C. Hence , by means of ( 474 ) , tang . PC cos . C tang . a . Secondly . Page 32

Let ABC ( figs . 4. and 5. ) be the triangle ; a the given side , and B and C the given angles . From B

Let ABC ( figs . 4. and 5. ) be the triangle ; a the given side , and B and C the given angles . From B

**let fall**on AC the perpendicular BP . First . To find PBC , we know , in the right triangle BPC , the hypothenuse a and the angle C. Page 35

From B

From B

**let fall**on AC the perpendicular BP . Ans . A = 61 ° 55 ' , b = 138 ° 34 ' , c = 126 ° 26 ' . First . To find PC . We know , in the right triangle PBC , the side a and the angle C. Hence , by ( 474 ) , tang . PC cos .### What people are saying - Write a review

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Page 1 - A spherical triangle is a portion of the surface of a sphere, bounded by three arcs of great circles.

Page 69 - The areas of two triangles which have an angle of the one equal to an angle of the other are to each other as the products of the sides including the equal angles. D c A' D' Hyp. In triangles ABC and A'B'C', ZA = ZA'. To prove AABC = ABxAC. A A'B'C' A'B'xA'C' Proof. Draw the altitudes BD and B'D'.

Page 69 - THEOREM. The surface of a spherical triangle is measured by the excess of the sum of its three angles above two right angles, multiplied by the tri-rectangular triangle.

Page 8 - I. The sine of the middle part is equal to the product of the tangents of the adjacent parts.

Page 8 - II. The sine of the middle part is equal to the product of the cosines of the opposite parts.

Page 30 - Any angle is greater than the difference between 180° and the sum of the other two angles.

Page 63 - The cosine of half the sum of two sides of a spherical triangle is to the cosine of half their difference as the cotangent of half the included angle is to the tangent of half the sum of the other two angles. The sine of half the sum of two sides of a spherical...

Page 62 - The sine of half the sum of two sides of a spherical triangle is to the sine of half their difference as the cotangent of half the included angle is to the tangent of half the difference of the other two angles.

Page 71 - ... and the sum of the angles in all the triangles is evidently the same as that of all the angles of the polygon ; hence, the surface of the polygon is equal to the sum of all its angles, diminished by twice as many right angles as it has sides less two, into the tri-rectangular triangle.