## 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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**secant**of an arc is a straight line drawn from the centre through the end of the arc , and produced till it meets the tangent . Thus , CT is the**secant**of the arc AB , or of the angle ACB ; and Ct is the**secant**of the arc AHb , or of ... Page 7

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**secant**of the comple- ment of that arc or angle , whence they derive their names . Of the Properties and Relations of Trigonometrical Lines . 24. The sine , cosine , tangent ,**secant**, & c . of any angle ACB , in a circle whose radius ... Page 8

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**secant**decrease . Thus , as Ab increases , it is evident that the sine bf , the tangent At , and the**secant**Ct must decrease till the point b coincides with D. Conse- quently , if there be two arcs between 90 ° and 180 ° , the greater ... Page 9

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**secant**of an arc ter- minating in the fourth quadrant LA , will be the same as those of an arc equal to the supplement of the proposed arc to a whole circle . Thus , the sine of the arc AHDLE , is EF , and is equal to BF , the sine of ... Page 10

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**secants**of two arcs , and also the sines and cosecants , are re- ciprocally proportional . 43. The sine of any arc is equal to half the chord of double that arc . For the radius CA , perpendicular to BE , bisects the chord BE in F ( 3 ...### 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.