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and join AU. if then the circumference BE be bisected, and its Book XII. half again bisected, and so on, there will at length be left a circumference less than the circumference which is subtended by a ftraight line equal to GU infcribed in the circle BCDE. let this be the circumference KB. therefore the straight line KB is less than GU. and because the angle BZK is obtuse, as was proved in the preceding, therefore BK is greater than BZ. but GU is greater than BK; much more then is GU greater than BZ, and the square of GU than the square of BZ. and AU is equal to AB; therefore the square of AU, that is the squares of AG, GU are equal to the square of AB, that is to the squares of AZ, ZB; but the square of BZ is less than the square of GU; therefore the square of AZ is greater than the square of AG, and the straight line AZ consequently greater than the straight line AG.

Cor. And if in the lefser sphere there be described a solid polyhedron by drawing straight lines betwixt the points in which the ftraight lines from the center of the sphere drawn to all the angles of the solid polyhedron in the greater sphere meet the superficies of the lefser; in the same order in which are joined the points in which the same lines from the center meet the superficies of thegreater fphere; the solid polyhedron in the sphere BCDE has to this other solid polyhedron the triplicate ratio of that which the diameter of the sphere BCDE has to the diameter of the other sphere. for if these two folids be divided into the same number of pyramids, and in the same order; the pyramids shall be similar to one another, each to each. because they have the solid angles at their common vertex, the center of the sphere, the same in each pyramid, and their other solid angles at the bases equal to one another, each to each“, because a. B. 11. they are contained by three plane angles equal each to each; and the pyramids are contained by the same number of similar planes; and are therefore similar to one another, each to each. but similar pyramids have to one another the triplicate c ratio of their homologous fides. therefore the pyramid of which the base is the quadrilateral KBOS, and vertex A, has to the pyramid in the other sphere of the same order, the triplicate ratio of their homologous fides; that is, of that ratio which AB from the center of the greater sphere has to the straight line from the same center to the superficies of the leffer sphere. and in like manner each pyramid in the greater sphere has to each of the fame order in the leffer, the triplicate ratio of that whịch AB has to the semidiameter of the lefser sphere, and as one

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consequents. Wherefore the whole solid polyhedron in the greater sphere has to the whole solid polyhedron in the other, the triplicate ratio of that which AB the femidiameter of the first has to the semidiameter of the other; that is, which the diameter BD of the greater has to the diameter of the other sphere.

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Let ABC, DEF be two spheres of which the diameters are BC, EF. the sphere ABC has to the sphere DEF the triplicate ratio of that which BC has to EF.

For if it has not, the sphere ABC shall have to a sphere either less or greater than DEF, the triplicate ratio of that which BC has to EF. First, let it have that ratio to a less, viz. to the sphere

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that which BC has to EF. but the sphere ABC has to the 'sphere GHK, the triplicate ratio of that which BC has to EF; therefore as the sphere ABC to the sphere GHK, so is the solid polyhedron in the sphere ABC to the folid polyhedron in the sphere DEF, but the sphere ABC is greater than the folid polyhedron in its

therefore c also the sphere GHK is greater than the solid polyhe- Book XII. dron in the sphere DEF. but it is also less, because it is contained

c. 14. So within it, which is impossible. therefore the sphere ABC has not to any sphere less than DEF, the triplicate ratio of that which BC has to EF. In the same manner it may be demonstrated that the sphere DEF has not to any sphere less than ABC, the triplicate ratio of that which EF has to BC. Nor can the sphere ABC have to any sphere greater than DEF, the triplicate ratio of that which BC has to EF. for if it can, let it have that ratio to a greater sphere LMN. therefore, by inversion, the sphere LMN has to the sphere ABC, the triplicate ratio of that which the diameter EF has to the diameter BC. but as the sphere LMN to ABC, so is the sphere DEF to some sphere, which must be less than the sphere ABC, because the sphere LMN is greater than the sphere DEF. therefore the sphere DEF has to a sphere less than ABC the triplicate ratio of that which EF has to BC; which was shewn to be impossible. therefore the sphere ABC has not to any sphere greater than DEF the triplicate ratio of that which BC has to EF. and it was demonstrated that neither has it that ratio to any sphere less than DEF. Therefore the sphere ABC has to the sphere DEF, the triplicate ratio of that which BC has to EF. Q. E. D.

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CRITICAL AND GEOMETRICAL;

CONTAINING,

AN ACCOUNT OF THOSE THINGS IN WHICH THIS EDITION DIFFERS FROM THE GREEK TEXT ; AND THE REASONS

OF THE ALTERATIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN MADE.

AS ALSO

OBSERVATIONS ON SOME OF THE PROPOSITIONS.

BY

ROBERT SIMSON, M. D.

EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS

IN THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW.

GLASGOW:
PRINTED BY J. & M. ROBERTSON,

SALTMARKET.

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