## A Course of Mathematics: In Three Volumes : Composed for the Use of the Royal Military Academy ...J. Johnson, 1811 |

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**problems**concerning the maximum effects of machines in motion ; and developes those principles which should con stantly be kept in view by those who would labour beneficially , for the improvement of machines .. 3 J W J In the 12th ... Page 31

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**problem**in which it is required to find , among figures of the same or of different kinds , those which , within equal perimeters , shall comprehend the greatest surfaces , has long engaged the attention of mathematicians . Since the ... Page 32

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**problem**was investigated at the time of " the war of**problems**, " between the two brothers John and James Bernoulli : namely , " To find , among all the isoperi- metrical curves between given limits , such a curve , that , con ... Page 76

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**problem**, except by means of the analytical formulæ employed above , would be exceed- ingly tedious and operose . Er . 7. Demonstrate that sin 18 ° ( − 1 + √5 ) , and sin 54 ° = cos 36 ° is = cos 72 ° is = R R ( 1 + √5 ) . Er . 8 ... Page 91

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**problems**and theorems . For the geometrical method , the reader may consult Simson's or Playfair's Euclid , or Bishop Horsley's Elementary Treatises on Practical Mathematics .**PROBLEM PROBLEM**I. To Find Equations , from which may be ...### Other editions - View all

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Page 63 - 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 114 - Since the exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the two interior opposite angles (th.

Page 247 - Or, by art. 3 14 of the same, the pressure is equal to the weight of a column of the fluid, •whose base is equal to the surface pressed, and...

Page 80 - A solid angle is that which is made by the meeting of more than two plane angles, which are not in the same plane, in one point. X. ' The tenth definition is omitted for reasons given in the notes.

Page 333 - ... to secure uniformity, his trees were all felled in the same season of the year, were squared the day after, and the experiments tried the 3d day.

Page 164 - Cor. 3. An equation will want its third term, if the sum of the products of the roots taken two and two, is partly positive, partly negative, and these mutually destroy each other. Remark.

Page 162 - ... preceding equation is only of the fourth power or degree ; but it is manifest that the above remark applies to equations of higher or lower dimensions : viz. that in general an equation of any degree whatever has as many roots as there are units in the exponent of the highest power of the unknown quantity, and that each root has the property of rendering, by its substitution in place of the unknown quantity, the aggregate of all the terms of the equation equul to nothing.

Page 72 - Prove that, in any plane triangle, the base is to the difference of the other two sides, as the sine of half the sum of the angles at the base, to the sine of half their difference : also, that the...

Page 259 - And when this is compared with the proportion of the velocity and length of gun in the last paragraph, it is evident that we gain extremely little in the range by a great increase in the length of the gun, with the same charge of powder. In fact the range is nearly as the 5th root of the length of the bore ; which is so small an increase, as to amount only to about a...

Page 72 - Prob. 12. How must three trees, A, B, C, be planted, so that the angle at A may be double the angle at B, the angle at B double the angle at C, and a line of 400 yards may just go round them ? Ans.