## An Elementary Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry and on the Application of Algebra to Geometry: From the Mathematics of Lacrois and BézoutHilliard and Metcalf, sold by W. Hiliard, 1826 - 165 pages |

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Page 23 - C' (89) (90) (91) (92) (93) 112. In any plane triangle, the sum of any two sides is to their difference as the tangent of half the sum of the opposite angles is to the tangent of half their difference.

Page 26 - ... for this purpose an account is given in a note subjoined to this part. In the solution of this problem we have made use of the theorem, the sines of the angles are to each other as the sides opposite to these angles. We might also apply the rule given for right-angled triangles (Trig. 30), namely, radius is to the tangent of one of the acute angles, as the side adjacent to this angle is to the side opposite ; thus, As radius or sine of 90° . 10,00000 is to 6 c 2,30103 so is tang Abe 47° 30...

Page 151 - E~JJ and E as centres, and a radius greater than DC or CE, describe two arcs intersecting in F. Then CF is the required perpendicular (I., Proposition XVIII.). 57. Another solution. Take any point O, without the given line, as a centre, and with a radius equal to the distance from O to C, describe a circumference A—V''' intersecting AB in C and in a second ''• •*

Page 29 - ... others ; thus, 0,17032 2,30103 9,86763 2,33898 the same as before. t Of the manner of measuring the necessary angles and sides and of the instruments that are used for this purpose an account is given in a note subjoined to this part. In the solution of this problem we have made use of the theorem, the sines of the angles are to each other as the sides opposite to these angles.

Page 85 - I asked whether they were perfectly convinced that in a right-angled triangle the square of the hypothenuse is equal to the squares of the other two sides ? He answered in the affirmative.

Page 94 - ... both ; that is. their half sum, or their half difference, or a mean proportional between them, or &c., and we shall always arrive at an equation more simple than by employing either the one or the other.

Page 46 - ABC, the three equations ; cos a = cos 6 cos c + cos A sin b sin c 1 cos b = cos a cos c -j- cos B sin a sin c > .... (B).