# Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry

Wiley & Long, 1836 - Geometry - 359 pages
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Page 241 - In every plane triangle, the sum of two sides is to their difference as the tangent of half the sum of the angles opposite those sides is to the tangent of half their difference.
Page 18 - If two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the...
Page 233 - It is, indeed, evident, that the negative characteristic will always be one greater than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant figure.
Page 168 - The radius of a sphere is a straight line drawn from the centre to any point of the surface ; the diameter or axis is a line passing through this centre, and terminated on both sides by the surface.
Page 18 - America, but know that we are alive, that two and two make four, and that the sum of any two sides of a triangle is greater than the third side.
Page 225 - B) = cos A cos B — sin A sin B, (6a) cos (A — B) = cos A cos B + sin A sin B...
Page 20 - In an isosceles triangle the angles opposite the equal sides are equal.
Page 86 - The areas of two triangles which have an angle of the one equal to an angle of the other are to each other as the products of the sides including the equal angles. A D A' Hyp. In triangles ABC and A'B'C', To prove AABC A A'B'C' A'B' x A'C ' Proof. Draw the altitudes BD and B'D'.
Page 159 - S-o6c be the smaller : and suppose Aa to be the altitude of a prism, which having ABC for its base, is equal to their difference. Divide the altitude AT into equal parts Ax, xy, yz, &c. each less than Aa, and let k be one of those parts ; through the points of division...
Page 168 - CIRCLE is a plane figure bounded by a curved line, all the points of which are equally distant from a point within called the centre; as the figure ADB E.