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M A T H E M A TICS,
PREPARED FOR THE USE OF THE
ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY.
BY ORDER OF THE MASTER-GENERAL AND BOARD OF ORDNANCE.
But in consequence of the Death of Mr. DAVIES, the Volume has been Printed under
the direction of, and the Chapter on Conic SECTIONS supplied
BY STEPHEN FENWICK, Esq.
NOTE TO THE READER
DEFINITIONS. 1. A point is that which hath no parts, or which hath no magnitude. 2. A line is length without breadth.. 3. The extremities of a line are points.
4. A straight line is that which lies evenly between its extreme points.
5. A superficies is that which hath only length and breadth. 6. The extremities of a superficies are lines.
7. A plane superficies is that in which any two points being taken, the straight line between them lies wholly in that superficies.
8. A plane angle is the inclination of two lines to one another in a plane, which meet together, but are not in the same direction.
9. A plane rectilineal angle is the inclination of two straight lines to one another, which meet together, but are not in the same straight line.
When several angles are at one point B, any one of them is expressed by three letters, of which the letter ihat is at the vertex of the angle, that is, at the point in which the straight lines that contain the angle meet one another, is put between the other
two letters, and one of these two is somewhere upon one of those straight lines, and the other upon the other line: thus the angle which is contained by the straight lines AB, CB, is named the angle ABC, or CBA; that which is contained by AB, DB, is named the angle ABD, or DBA ; and that which is contained by DB, CB, is called the angle DBC, or CBD; but, if there be only one angle at a point, it may be expressed by a letter placed at that point: as the angle at E.
10. When a straight line standing on another straight line makes the adjacent angles equal to one another, each of the angles is called a right angle ; and the straight line which stands on the
other is called a perpendicular to it. VOL II.