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The Elements of Euclid; viz. the first six books, together with the eleventh ... - Page 16
by Euclides - 1814
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The American Review of Reviews, Volume 49

American literature - 1914 - 798 pages
...shortest distance from one point to another is as "the crow flies"; and stated his proposition that any two sides of a triangle are together greater than the third. Ask the average boy to prove this as a general theorem: he will draw a perfect figure, measure the...
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Experimental Physics: A Textbook of Mechanics, Heat, Sound and Light

Harold Albert Wilson - Physics - 1915 - 428 pages
...sines of the angles COB, AOC and AOB are found to be proportional to the weights Wl, W2 and W2. Since any two sides of a triangle are together greater than the third side, it follows that any two of three forces in equilibrium must be together not less than the third. If...
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The Monist, Volume 26

Paul Carus - Electronic journals - 1916 - 666 pages
...PROPOSITIONS. It has often been maintained that the twentieth proposition of the first book of Euclid — that two sides of a triangle are together greater than the third side — is evident even to asses. This does not however seem to me generally true. I once asked a coastguardsman...
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The Philosophy of Mr. B*rtr*nd R*ss*ll: With an Appendix of Leading Passages ...

Philip Edward Bertrand Jourdain - Philosophy - 1918 - 108 pages
...PROPOSITIONS IT has often been maintained that the twentieth proposition of the first book of Euclid — that two sides of a triangle are together greater than the third side — is evident even to asses* This does not, however, seem to me generally true. I once asked a coastguardsman...
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The Philosophy of Mr. Bertrand Russell: With an Appendix of Leading Passages ...

Philip Edward Bertrand Jourdain - Philosophy - 1918 - 104 pages
...PROPOSITIONS IT has often been maintained that the twentieth proposition of the first book of Euclid — that two sides of a triangle are together greater than the third side — is evident even to asses. This does not, however, seem to me generally true. I once asked a coastguardsman...
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The Querrils

Stacy Aumonier - World War, 1914-1918 - 1919 - 370 pages
...with a sense of form can see at a glance. I don't want a man to spend half the morning telling me that any two sides of a triangle are together greater than the third side. I also object to his method of proving that some quite obvious and useless proposition is wrong and...
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Punch, Volume 159

Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman - Caricatures and cartoons - 1920 - 644 pages
...too. But you see the idea ? What a mess you 've made of the bed! BOOK I., PROPOSITION 20. THEOREM. — Any two sides of a triangle are together greater than the third side. Let ABC be a triangle. 0 BC CONSTRUCTION. — You know the eleventh hole ? Well, let B be the tee, and let C be the green,...
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Space, Time and Gravitation: An Outline of the General Relativity Theory

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington - General relativity (Physics). - 1921 - 240 pages
...geometry? Phys. Yes. Our experimental work proves it true. Bel. How, for example, do you prove that any two sides of a triangle are together greater than the third side? Phys. I can, of course, only prove it by taking a very large number of typical cases, and I am limited...
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Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society for the Systematic Study ..., Volume 22

Aristotelian Society (Great Britain) - Philosophy - 1922 - 270 pages
...pre-exist within us."t And Professor Eddington answering the question whether it is true to say that " any two sides of a triangle are together greater than the third side," says he is quite unable to say whether this proposition is true or not. " I can deduce it," he continues,...
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Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society for the Systematic Study ..., Volume 22

Aristotelian Society (Great Britain) - Philosophy - 1922 - 270 pages
...pre-exist within us."$ And Professor Eddington answering the question whether it is true to say that " any two sides of a triangle are together greater than the third side," says he is quite unable to say whether this proposition is true or not. " I can deduce it," he continues,...
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