## A Treatise of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: In Theory and Practice ; Adapted to the Use of Students ; Extracted Mostly from Similar Works of Ludlam, Playfair, Vince, and Bonnycastle |

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**propositions**as may probably be wanted in the usual course of academical studies , especially in astronomy and natural philosophy ; and that he has taken the liberty of bor- rowing demonstrations , and even of altering them , when he ... Page x

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**propositions**of trigonometry , and would be willing to dis- pense with their application to the numerical solution of the cases of triangles , and to the mensuration of heights and dis- tances , & c . But this confined plan does not ... Page xi

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**propositions**in this work are illustrated by a variety of numerical examples , in the solutions of all the cases of plane and spherical triangles , and in the mensuration of the heights and distances of terrestrial objects . By the solu ... Page xii

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**propositions**, more artificial and difficult ; but they are so diffuse that a reader , who is acquainted with the elements of algebra and geometry , will easily understand them . In no book of equal extent will a learner meet so few ... Page 9

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**propositions**it follows , that a table of sines , tangents , secants , and versed sines , computed for every degree and minute of the first quadrant , will serve for the whole circle . 41. The right - angled triangles BCF , TCA , CKH ...### Common terms and phrases

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Page 12 - In every plane triangle, the sum of two sides is to their difference as the tangent of half the sum of the angles opposite those sides is to the tangent of half their difference.

Page ix - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds.

Page 23 - Then multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by the first term: the quotient will be the fourth term, or answer.

Page 13 - In any triangle, twice the rectangle contained by any two sides is to the difference between the sum of the squares of those sides, and the square of the base, as the radius to the cosine of the angle included by the two sides. Let ABC be any triangle, 2AB.BC is to the difference between AB2+BC2 and AC2 as radius to cos.

Page 87 - 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 74 - The sum of any two sides is greater than the third side, and their difference is less than the third side.