A Treatise on Special Or Elementary Geometry

Sheldon & Company, 1877 - Geometry - 239 pages
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Contents

 INTRODUCTION 1 EXERCISES IN GEOMETRICAL INVENTION 5 PART I 12 THEOREMS IN SPECIAL OR ELEMENTARY GEOMETRY 243267 19 PROBLEMS IN SPECIAL OR ELEMENTARY GEOMETRY 267276 25 ABOUT AREAS 4455 44 CHAPTER I 60 SECTION III 70
 Of Quadrilaterals 129130 129 SECTION IX 138 OF SIMILARITY 144152 144 SECTION XI 153 CHAPTER II 164 SECTION II 175 Of Polyedrals 185186 185 SECTION IV 199

 SECTION IV 78 SECTION V 86 SECTION VI 94 SECTION VII 104 SECTION VIII 121
 SECTION V 209 Spherical Angles 215218 215 Polar or Supplemental Triangles 226228 226 Volume of Sphere 235239 235

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Page 213 - A spherical triangle is a portion of the surface of a sphere, bounded by three arcs of great circles.
Page 47 - Similar triangles are to each other as the squares of their homologous sides.
Page 203 - A sphere is a solid, bounded by one continued convex surface, every point of which is equally distant from a point within, called the centre.
Page 132 - Theorem — Two triangles are equal when the three sides of the one are respectively equal to the three sides of the other.
Page 121 - If two triangles have two sides of the one respectively equal to two sides of the other, and the included angles unequal, the triangle which has the greater included angle has the greater third side.
Page 161 - Oblique lines drawn from a point to a plane, meeting the plane at equal distances from the foot of the perpendicular, are equal; and of two oblique lines meeting the plane at unequal distances from the foot of the perpendicular the more remote is the greater.
Page 216 - If two triangles have two sides and the included angle of the one, equal to two sides and the included angle of the other, each to each, the two triangles will be equal in all their parts." Axiom 1. "Things which are equal to the same thing, are equal to each other.
Page viii - LEMMA 4. — A common divisor of two numbers is a divisor of their sum and also of their difference.
Page 152 - The perimeters of two regular polygons of the same number of sides, are to each other as their homologous sides, and their areas are to each other as the squares of those sides (Prop.