## Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry: From the Works of A.M. Legendre |

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**TANGENT**is a straight line which touches the circumference in one point only . This point is called , the point of contact , or , the point of tangency . 12. Two circles are**tangent**to each other , when they touch each other in one ... Page 68

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**tangent**to the circle at that point ; conversely , if a straight line is**tangent**to a circle at any point , it will be perpendicular to the radius drawn to that point . 1o . Let BD be perpendicular to the radius CA , at A then will it ... Page 69

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**tangent**; or , both may be**tangents**. 1 ° . Let the secants AB and DE be parallel then will the intercepted arcs MN and PQ be equal . For , draw the radius CH perpendicular to the chord MP ; it will also be per- pendicular to NQ ( B. I. ... Page 70

From the Works of A.M. Legendre Adrien Marie Legendre. 3o . Let the

From the Works of A.M. Legendre Adrien Marie Legendre. 3o . Let the

**tangents**DE and IL be parallel , and let H and K be their points of contact : then will the in- tercepted arcs HMK and HPK be equal . For , draw the secant AB parallel ... Page 71

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**tangent**externally . Let C and D be the centres of two circles , and let the distance between the centres be equal to the sum of the radii then will the circles be**tangent**externally . For , they will have a point A , on the line CD ...### Other editions - View all

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ABē ABCD ACē adjacent angles altitude apothem Applying logarithms base and altitude bisect centre chord circle circumference circumscribed coincide cone consequently convex surface corresponding cosec cosine Cotang cylinder denote diagonals diameter difference distance divided draw drawn edges equally distant feet find the area Formula frustum given angle given straight line greater hence homologous hypothenuse included angle interior angles intersection less Let ABC log sin lower base mantissa measured by half number of sides opposite parallel parallelogram parallelopipedon perimeter perpendicular plane MN polyedral angle polyedron prism PROPOSITION proved pyramid quadrant radii radius rectangle regular polygons right angles right-angled triangle Scholium secant segment semi-circumference side BC similar sine slant height sphere spherical polygon spherical triangle square subtracted Tang tangent THEOREM triangle ABC triangular prisms triedral angle upper base vertex vertices whence

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Page 126 - The square of the hypothenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides ; as, 5033 402+302.

Page 59 - A'B'C', and applying the law of cosines, we have cos a' = cos b' cos c' + sin b' sin c' cos A'. Remembering the relations a' = 180° -A, b' = 180° - B, etc. (this expression becomes cos A = — cos B cos C + sin B sin C cos a.

Page 18 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, and each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds, and these into thirds, fourths, &c.

Page 104 - The square described on the hypothenuse of a rightangled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares described on the other two sides.

Page 6 - The logarithm of any power of a number is equal to the logarithm of the number multiplied by the exponent of the power.

Page 28 - If two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the...

Page 46 - All the interior angles of any rectilineal figure, together with four right angles, are equal to twice as many right angles as the figure has sides.

Page 99 - The area of a parallelogram is equal to the product of its base and altitude.

Page 172 - If two planes are perpendicular to 'each other, a straight line drawn in one of them, perpendicular to their intersection, will be perpendicular to the other.

Page 214 - A sphere is a solid bounded by a curved surface, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.