## 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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**three**great cir- cles on the surface of a sphere . 9. In a practical sense , Trigonometry may be defined to be , the application of number to express the relations of the**sides**and angles of triangles to one another . It therefore ... Page 17

... sides of the proposed triangle , and whose bases AD , DB are the segments of its base . Now if all the

... sides of the proposed triangle , and whose bases AD , DB are the segments of its base . Now if all the

**three sides**of the triangle ABC be given , then the base AB , or the sum of the segments AD , DB , is given , and the difference of ... Page 19

... sides and the included angle of any plane triangle are given , the

... sides and the included angle of any plane triangle are given , the

**third side**may be found from art . 64. This ...**three sides**of any plane triangle are given , the angles may be found immediately from art . 65. When the sides are ... Page 20

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**three**angles only be given , the magnitudes of the**sides**cannot be determined , but only the ratios of their magnitudes . Innumerable triangles , equiangu- lar to one another , may exist ; but the**sides**of none of them may be equal to the ... Page 22

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**third**case , when the hypothenuse AC and the**side**BC are given , to find AB , a ...**sides**by a , c respectively , and the hypothenuse by b ; then prop . I , II ...**three**parts ( beside radius ) be given , the**third**part may be found from ...### Common terms and phrases

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### Popular passages

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.