Euclid's Elements of Geometry: The Six First Books. To which are Added, Elements of Plain and Spherical Trigonometry, a System of Conick Sections, Elements of Natural Philosophy, as Far as it Relates to Astronomy, According to the Newtonian System, and Elements of Astronomy: with Notes (Google eBook)

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Cushing and Jewett, 1822 - Astronomy - 494 pages
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Page 40 - Therefore all the interior angles of the figure, together with four right angles, are equal to twice as many right angles as the figure has sides.
Page 430 - Lastly, if it universally appears, by experiments and astronomical observations, that all bodies about the earth gravitate towards the earth, and that in proportion to the quantity of matter which they severally contain: that the moon likewise, according to the quantity of its matter, gravitates towards the earth; that, on the other hand, our sea gravitates towards the moon; and all the planets mutually one towards another; and the comets in like manner towards the sun...
Page 13 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds.
Page 116 - To describe an isosceles triangle, having each of the angles at the base double of the third angle.
Page 432 - A stone, whirled about in a sling, endeavors to recede from the hand that turns it; and by that endeavor, distends the sling, and that with so much the greater force, as it is revolved with the greater velocity, and as soon as it is let go, flies away.
Page 376 - ... figure, together with four right angles, are equal to twice as many right angles as the figure has be divided into as many triangles as the figure has sides, by drawing straight lines from a point F within the figure to each of its angles.
Page 461 - In a parabola, the velocity of a body at any distance from the focus is to the velocity of a body revolving in a circle, at the same distance...
Page 436 - Whatever draws or presses another is as much drawn or pressed by that other. If you press a stone with your finger, the finger is also pressed by the stone. If a horse draws a stone tied to a rope, the horse (if I may so say...
Page 127 - D, is said to be Compounded of the ratios of the first to the second, of the second to the third, and so on to the last.
Page 106 - A rectilineal figure is said to be described about a circle, when each side of the circumscribed figure touches the circumference of the circle. 5. In like manner, a circle is said to be inscribed...

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