The thirteen books of Euclid's ElementsVolume 1 of 3volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical apparatus analyzing each definition, postulate and proposition in great detail. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations and historical notes. Includes 2,500 years of critical commentary. Total in set: 995 figures. 
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Contents
DEFINITIONS  260 
HISTORICAL NOTE  365 
HISTORICAL NOTE  438 
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area a medial base binomial straight line bisected circle ABCD circle EFGH commensurable in length commensurable in square cone cube cut in extreme cylinder decagon Deff diameter dodecahedron equiangular equilateral Euclid extreme and mean greater segment Hence icosahedron inscribed irrational straight line joined Lemma let the square magnitudes mean ratio measure medial area medial straight line medial whole parallelepipedal solids parallelogram pentagon perpendicular plane angles plane of reference polygon prism PROPOSITION proved ratio triplicate rational and incommensurable rational area rational straight line rectangle AC rectangle contained right angles second apotome side similar Similarly sixth binomial solid angle solid CD sphere square number squares on AC straight lines commensurable surable triangle twice the rectangle vertex whence