It is a curious mathematical problem, at what precise angle the three planes which compose the bottom of a cell ought to meet, in order to make the greatest possible saving, or the least expense of material and labour. The life of the bee - Page 199by Maurice Maeterlinck - 1901 - 427 pagesFull view - About this book
| Thomas Reid - Philosophy - 1815
...eurious mathematieal problem, at what preeise angle the three planes whieh eompose the bottom of a eell **ought to meet, in order to make the greatest possible saving, or the least expense, of material and** labour. This is one of those problems, belonging to the higher parts of mathematies, whieh are ealled... | |
| Thomas Reid - Philosophy - 1822
...more of the mathematical skill displayed in the structure of a honeycomb deserves to be mentioned. **It is a curious mathematical problem, at what precise...possible saving, or the least expense, of material and** labour. larly by the ingenious Mr. Maclarurin, by a iluxionary calculation, which is to be found in... | |
| Thomas Hancock - Instinct - 1824 - 551 pages
...of the cells to consist of three planes meeting in a point, there is a saving of material and labour **no way inconsiderable. The bees, as if acquainted...possible saving, or the least expense, of material and** labour. This is one of the problems which belong \o the higher parta of mathematics. It has accordingly... | |
| Thomas Reid - 1827
...more of the mathematical skill displayed in the structure of a honey-comb deserves to be mentioned. **It is a curious mathematical problem, at what precise...possible saving, or the least expense, of material and** labour. This is one of those problems belonging to the higher parts of mathematics, which are called... | |
| Thomas Reid, Dugald Stewart - Mind and body - 1843 - 599 pages
...more of the mathematical skill displayed in the structure of a honey-comb deserves to be mentioned. **It is a curious mathematical problem, at what precise...possible saving, or the least expense of material and** labour. This is one of those problems, belonging to the higher parts of mathematics, which are called... | |
| FORBES WINSLOW, EDITOR - 1855
...and of Men, at what precise angle the thrce plaacs which compose the bottom of a cell ought to mcet, **in order to make the greatest possible saving, or the least expense of** materials and labour. This is onc of those problems belonging to the higher parts of mathematies, which... | |
| Thomas Reid, Sir William Hamilton, Dugald Stewart - Philosophy - 1863
...more of the mathematical skill displayed in the structure of a honeycomb, desirves to be mentioned. **It is a curious mathematical problem, at what precise...possible saving, or the least expense, of material and** labour. This is one of those problems, belonging to the higher parts of mathematics, which arc called... | |
| Thomas Reid, Dugald Stewart - Philosophy - 1863
...more of the mathematical skill displayed in the structure of a honeycomb, deserves to be mentionedIt **is a curious mathematical problem, at what precise...possible saving, or the least expense, of material and** labour. This is one of those problems, belonging to the higher parts of mathematics, which are called... | |
| George John Romanes - 1882
...the regular hexagon. Mathematicians know that there is not a fourth way possible in which a plane may **be cut into little spaces that shall be equal, similar,...possible saving, or the least expense of material and** labour. This is one of the problems which belong to the higher parts of mathematics. It has accordingly... | |
| Alexander Crombie - Philosophy - 2001 - 1300 pages
...strength. " It is a curious mathematical problem", says a late candid and sagacious philosopher, " **at what precise angle the three planes, which compose...possible saving, or the least expense of material, and** labour. This is one of those problems, belonging to the higher parts of mathematics, which are called... | |
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