Elements of Geometry, Conic Sections, and Plane Trigonometry

Harper & Bros., 1880 - Conic sections - 443 pages

Contents

 GEOMETRY OF SPACE 137 BOOK VIII 152 BOOK IX 174 BOOK X 191 Exercises on the preceding Principles 2011 201 Exercises on the Parabola 217 Exercises on the Ellipse 238 Exercises on the Hyperbola 262 Page 263
 APPENDIX 389 Miscellaneous Propositions 391 Tangents treated by the Method of Limits 402 Symmetrical Figures 408 Transversals 417 Poles and Polars with Respect to an Angle 424 Centres of Similitude 430 Perspective or Conical Projection 436

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